£20m Chelsea target delivers Italian 'dream' blow

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Chelsea target Ganso is set to snub a possible Barclays Premier League move in favour of an Italian switch.

The Brazilian international has been linked with a handful of clubs across Europe, with Spurs boss Harry Redknapp another known admirer in England.

However, the Santos player has revealed that he 'dreams' of the chance to play for AC Milan, and is hoping to secure a move to Serie 'A' in January.

"My dream is to beat Messi's Barcelona in the FIFA Club World Cup and then join AC Milan in January," the attacking midfielder told Gazzetta della Sport.

The comments are likely to end the interest of Chelsea in the player, with new manager Andre Villas-Boas likely to pursue other possible targets.


33-year-old Villas-Boas is tipped to raid his old club for players to come to Stamford Bridge, whilst Wesley Sneijder is another playmaker linked with a move to Chelsea this summer.

It was claimed by radio station talkSPORT that the Chelsea target would be available for a fee in the region of £20 million, although reports that Santos are chasing close to €50 million have not gone down well with the Rossoneri.

"He'd like to join us in January and we'd like that too, but he's a non-EU player, so the rules have to be changed first. We hope that the non-EU restrictions are altered," Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani told Sky Sport Italia.

Either way, it seems a move to Chelsea is now highly-unlikely for the 21-year-old.

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