Javier Pastore
AC Milan look set to sign the gifted Argentine after Pastore says he will not be leaving Serie A Reuters

All the latest transfer rumours as AC Milan are linked with a triple transfer swoop for three of the top midfielders in world football. AC Milan are said to be leading the race to sign Paulo Henrique Ganso, Ricardo Montolivio and Javier Pastore as AC Milan look to bolster their squad for a greater challenge in next seasons UEFA Champions League.

Santos and Brazil playmaker Paulo Henrique Ganso is expected to choose AC Milan over his long list of suitors. The Brazilian playmaker's agent Gaetano Paolillo spoke to La Gazzetta Dello Sport on Monday, confirming that the Italian giants were edging closer to a deal that would bring the Brazilian wonder kid to the San Siro. He told the Italian newspaper: 'Ganso wants to play in Italy with AC Milan.'

Goal.com claims that AC Milan is ready to move for Ricardo Montolivo and Javier Pastore. The two midfielders are seen as the ideal replacements for Gennaro Gattuso and Andrea Pirlo and Milan will work on a deal as they did last summer when they captured both Robinho and Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Ricardo Montolivo, 26, is close to leaving Fiorentina for the San Siro after rejecting an extension to his contract last week which ends in 2012.

AC Milan are also said to be lining up for Palermo creative midfielder Javier Pastore. Pastore has been the subject of intense transfer speculation this summer with Chelsea and Real Madrid all linked with moves for Pastore. Sky Sports understands that Palermo has had a £45m offer for the player and it is thought to have come from Milan. Goal.com Italy understands that Pastore's agent Marcelo Simonian is in talks with Milan executive and close friend Ariedo Braida over a transfer to AC Milan.

Ac Milan were said to not want to meet the £50m fee that Palermo had put on Pastore's head but it now seems Palermo are willing to negotiate on a possible deal. Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini told Radio Radio: 'Yesterday (Monday) I spoke with a big European club that told me to cut the price from 50 to 45 million. I have told they must have to talk with the player's agent.'