Old Trafford boss chasing Santos midfielder.
Sir Alex Ferguson is ready to step his interest in Santos midfielder Ganso by making an offer in the region of £25m for the talented youngster.
The Old Trafford boss has been scouting the 22 year old for some time and the glowing reports he has received on the youngsters progress, combined with the fact that a number of Europe’s elite also tracking the rangy midfielder, has led the Scot to move to make a significant offer.
Ganso has been in consistent form for Santos over the past 18 months and is now a regular part of Mano Menezes’s Brazilian national team set-up and with speculation rife that his team-mate Neymar may well be on the verge of sealing a big money move to Real Madrid, Ferguson wants to make sure he clinches the race to sign the goal scoring midfielder.
Ferguson is reportedly hoping to sign the Santos man in January and then will offer to loan the player back to the Sao Paulo side until the summer.
The Man United manager spent last summer sizing up potential additions that could fill the hole vacated by Paul Scholes with the likes of Wesley Sneijder, Samir Nasri and Luka Modric all supposed targets and now Ferguson has turned his attentions to Ganso.
The Premier League champions have a number of talented central midfield options but the likes of Darren Fletcher, Tom Cleverley, Anderson and Michael Carrick do not offer much of a goal threat, whereas Ganso managed 21 just last season.
The fact that Sir Alex Ferguson has a number of fellow Brazilians at the club, Fabio, Rafael and the aforementioned Anderson, may also help to secure a deal to sign Ganso.