Santos says it has filed a complaint against Milan and Inter for their alleged attempt to sign playmaker Paulo Henrique Ganso without the Brazilian club’s consent.
Santos president Luis Alvaro de Oliveira Ribeiro confirmed that the club had “formally notified” the clubs and FIFA, claiming that the alleged attempts to talk to the young Brazilian breached international transfer rules.
“We have not received any offer from abroad. We have informed both Milan and Inter to stop these contacts, which are illegal, because Santos possesses the rights of the player and we have informed FIFA, the CBF and the League,” he told Radio Estadao.
“There has never been any contact, inquiries, or phone calls to us who possess the rights of the player.”
Ganso has said he would like to play abroad and local media reported that his representatives opened negotiations with agents from the Italian clubs a few weeks ago. The representatives deny the reports.
Brazilian club Corinthians are also reportedly interested in signing the 21-year-old Ganso.