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Transfer news: Santos will not let Arsenal target Ganso leave the club unless his hefty buy-out clause is matched
Santos have announced they will not sell highly-rated midfielder Ganso unless his £40million buy-out clause is met.
Arsenal have been strongly linked with the 22-year-old, who is currently in London with Brazil’s Olympic football squad, but Santos are reluctant to let him go.
Santos president Luis Alvaro de Oliveira Ribeiro told Globo Esporte: “Bring the offers, but we won’t accept anything less than his buy-out fee.”
“The concrete fact is that he has a contract and a buy-out fee,” he continued.
“If he doesn’t cancel his contract, he has to play. And if he doesn’t play well, he’ll be benched.
“And if he’s benched, he’ll never leave, he’ll have to stay until 2015 [when his contract expires].”