AC Milan are determined to sign Corinthians defender Andre Santos. Roberto Queiroz de Andrade, who will be one of the agents involved in the £18 million deal, confirmed to calciomercato.com: "Yes, yes, AC Milan want the player, now it is up to Corinthians to decide.

"The cost? The club is starting from a base of £22-27 million, but I think you can safely to a deal for close to £17 million, including commissions.

"If Milan is really concerned they must move, because there are other clubs that are moving, from England, Russia, Spain and Turkey."