Santos will allow Ganso to leave - president

The Copa Libertadores holders want to keep Ganso in their ranks, but they have indicated they will allow the midfielder to move on if he wishes to do so
Santos president Luis Alvaro Ribeiro has declared that the club will not stand in the way of midfielder Ganso making a switch to Europe.

The Brazil international has emerged as one of the hottest properties on the transfer market this summer after an impressive season with his Brazilian club, coupled with a handful of positive displays at the Copa America.

AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani has never hidden his admiration for the 21-year-old's talent, while Anzhi Makhachkala have been rumoured as an interested party.

And while Santos have the guarantee that Ganso will remain at least until the end of the year, they have confirmed that a transfer is possible.

"He has already told me he wants to stay at Santos, to play in the Club World Cup at the end of the year," Luiz Alvaro Ribeiro told Lancenet.

"But if he wants to leave Santos, we will not have any objections to that. We have to respect the player's wish. He has his dreams, his ambitions."