Brazil midfielder Ganso close to Sevilla move

Midfielder Paulo Henrique Ganso is close to joining Spanish club Sevilla from Sao Paulo in his native Brazil, according to his current club president Carlos Silva.

The 26-year-old, once billed as one of Brazil's brightest emerging talents until his progress was curtailed by injury, was included in his country's squad for the Centenary Copa America last month after a series of impressive displays for his club.

"It's his wish and there's nothing we can do about it," Sao Paulo president Carlos Silva told ESPN. "To keep a player against his wishes is counterproductive.

"I will miss having a guy in our team with such rare talent. We are obliged to accept some things and this is one of them."

Brazilian media reported that the clubs had agreed a fee of 9.5 million euros ($10.5 million) for the playmaker.