AC Milan chiefs decide: Forget Kaka. Get Ganso!
The stumbling block was the Real Madrid midfielder's €10 million-a-year wage demands, which Milan refuse to consider for a player yet to prove his long-term fitness.
With that avenue now closed, Milan will focus all their efforts on striking a deal for Ganso.
Rossoneri powerbrokers Adriano Galliani and Ariedo Braida will be in Brazil this week for talks with Santos and Ganso's camp about bringing the attacker to Italy next season.