São Paulo agrees to release Ganso to Sevilla, but a deal hasn't been reached with DIS
A meeting on Tuesday in São Paulo showed that there are still some obstacles in selling playmaker Paulo Henrique Ganso to Sevilla.
According to the information from Brazilian journalist Paulo Vinícius Coelho, the meeting between São Paulo, Ganso and investment group DIS ended without an agreement. The journalist says that Sevilla have offered €9 million in instalments, but there's no definition on the distribution of the amount. São Paulo have just 32% of Ganso's economic rights, but they still want €5 million from the deal. DIS states that they are willing to give up values, but not to this extent. Owner of 68% of the economic rights, DIS would be entitled to €6.1 million if the sale to Sevilla was confirmed. São Paulo would then get €3.1 million, which is far less than the €5 million they're demanding.
Before the club's Copa Libertadores semi-final second-leg against Atlético Nacional, São Paulo president Leco confirmed to the press that Ganso will be released to Sevilla. He had said: "Ganso is out of the plans of São Paulo for the rest of the season. He told me that he would like to go to the team that he wants. It's a condition that I have to admit. He has always behaved very well, and contributed with his wonderful football."