Chagas de Lima makes £30m release clause plea amidst Liverpool interest

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Liverpool starlet target Ganso has 'pleaded' with Santos to lower his minimum fee release clause.

The samba sensation has a £45 million price-tag on his head, according to reports in Brazil, which limits the chance of a potential Barclays Premier League switch.

English clubs monitoring the player include Liverpool, Chelsea and Spurs, according to talkSPORT, although it's unlikely that any of the three would be interested in such an escalated figure for an unproven youngster.

The 21-year-old playmaker is reportedly seeking talks with Santos president Alvaro Luis De Oliveira in an effort to discuss his future, with Ganso, real name Paulo Henrique Chagas de Lima, keen to ply his trade in one of the top European leagues. Reports state the player will attempt to get the release fee lowered to £30 million this summer.

Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish has hinted at a number of changes on Merseyside this summer, with an attacking midfielder thought to be high on the agenda for the Anfield outfit.


Diego, Jeremy Menez and Christian Eriksen have all been linked with Liverpool in recent weeks as the rumour mill moves into full swing, and the Reds are believed to have a number of options to consider.

NESV, the club's owners, proved in January that they are willing to back the Liverpool boss financially, although £30 million for the Brazilian international would be regarded as a gamble, presuming the player can agree to get the fee lowered by his club.

There appear to be several hurdles in the way for both player and club, but competition could still be fierce for one of the brightest stars in south American football.

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