Prem clubs must pay £40m for Brazil star

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Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur have all been told they will have to pay upwards of £40million if they want to land Brazil starlet Ganso.


The talented attacking midfielder’s club, Santos, have confirmed the 22-year-old wants to leave and they are willing to listen to offers.


However, club president Luis Alvaro de Oliveira Ribiero was adamant the club from Sao Paulo won’t take anything less than the buy-out clause in the player’s contract.


Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger have been credited with an interest for a while, but new White Hart Lane boss, Andre Villas-Boas, has reportedly joined the chase in the past few weeks.


The clubs from Old Trafford and Emirates Stadium can offer Champions League football, but the asking price may put them off – Roman Abramovich, however, has already proved this summer that he is willing to pay that kind of money.


“Bring the offers, but we won't accept anything less than his buy-out fee,” Ribiero told Globo Esporte.


“The player’s will always has to come first. It's pointless to keep an unhappy player. I always respect the player's will.


“I did that regarding Wesley, Andre, Jonathan, but Santos' rights have to be respected, as per the contracts that were signed.”


Ganso is currently with the Brazil squad at the London 2012 Olympic games, where they have advanced to the quarter-finals.

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