Sevilla continues to pursue Paulo Henrique Ganso, despite seeing €8 million bid get rejected
Although São Paulo had turned down an offer of €8 million, La Liga side Sevilla are not planning to give up on their pursuit of playmaker Paulo Henrique Ganso.
According to the information from UOL Esporte, the club representative who took the proposal to São Paulo, will now discuss the next step with the board of the Spanish team. The problem is that Sevilla finds it difficult to pay more than what they've already offered for a player who will be out of contract in September 2017. Ganso, who has been a major player for São Paulo this season, will be free to sign a pre-contract with any club from the start of next year. One possibility is to wait until the beginning of 2017 to try and reach an agreement with Ganso. Another is to resume talks with São Paulo by assuming that the reason for the initial rejection was to keep all players 100% focused in the Libertadores semi-finals. This was before Ganso's injury on Wednesday, which makes him a major doubt for the opening leg next week. São Paulo owns just 32% of the 26-year-old's economic rights, and the remaining share is with investment group DIS. Hence, the club wouldn't be entitled to a large portion of the transfer fee.