Santos' Ganso Has Requested A Move To Europe - Club President

Ganso tells Santos to let him leave for big European move, and a race across the continent to sign him is expected to follow...
Santos' attacking midfielder Ganso has stalled on a new deal because he is eager to play in Europe, the Brazilian club have confirmed.

The issue of his contract was the centre of discussions in a meeting between the club's president, Luis Alvaro Ribeiro, director of football Pedro Luis Conceicao, and the 21-year-old's entourage which included his brother and father.

However, Santos were informed by Ganso's representatives during the negotiations that the player would prefer a switch to Europe, rather than sign a new deal at the Peixe.

"Santos admit that in a certain period, we have to let the player go," president Ribeiro told Lancenet.

"He left here knowing the ball is in his court and we know he wants to play abroad. But, we have no intention to lower his transfer fee as we do not want to sell him."

Inter and Milan have recently been linked with the hotshot, who has been scoring for fun at Santos, and a move to Serie A will appeal despite his current terms not expiring until June 2015.

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