Report: Milan Director Ariedo Braida Flies To Brazil For Miranda & Hernanes

Braida has travelled to South America to attend Pato’s wedding and could resume talks with Sao Paulo over the highly-rated pair.
Milan supporters voiced their anger at the club’s lack of activity in the transfer market yesterday, however, there could soon be some movement as the Rossoneri plot a chart for Brazilian duo Hernanes and Joao Miranda.

Despite Kaka’s departure for Real Madrid, the Rossoneri have yet to make a single signing this summer, aside for central defender Thiago Silva, who has been training at Milanello for the past six months.

However, director general Ariedo Braida is now in Brazil. Star striker Alexandre Pato will tie the knot with actress Sthefany Brito tomorrow, and Calciomercato.it claims the director will take this opportunity to sound out Sao Paulo over midfielder Hernanes and central defender Miranda.

The duo have long been targets for the Rossoneri, but Sao Paulo warned last month that cash-strapped Milan do not have the required funds to sign them, sporting director Joao Paulo de Jesus Lopes joking that the players are worth considerably more than a crate of bananas.

Miranda reportedly has a €14 million rescission clause, while Hernanes is valued at around €40m.

Milan could turn to Internacional hitman Nilmar after Real Madrid rejected their offer for Dutch striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar. The Rossoneri have also been scared off by Sevilla, who slapped a €30m price tag on Luis Fabiano.

Vince Masiello, Goal.com