São Paulo enquire about Newell's forward Ignacio Scocco - report
According to a report by Lancenet, São Paulo have made enquiries to sign Newell's Old Boys striker Ignacio Scocco when his loan deal from Emirati side Al Ain expires in June.
However, it is reported that the player's representatives have rejected initial contact over a possible move to the Brazilian giants.
Newell's have a fixed fee agreement of €1.8 million in place with Al Ain at present, as part of the loan contract signed last July. However, the UAE-based side can accept another offer should a better proposal arrive.
With São Paulo still seeking to properly replace the departed Lucas Moura, Scocco's dribbling abilities from the right-flank appeal to the club's hierarchy.
The Paulista side have previously missed out on Chilean Eduardo Vargas and Santos' Argentine midfielder Walter Montillo in their attempts to fill the void and it is Scocco who has now captured the club's imagination.
Since returning to his homeland last summer, the former AEK Athens striker has netted 18 times in 24 fixtures to top the 2012-13 goalscoring charts for the Primera Division.