Brazil and Santos starlet Paulo Enrique Ganso has made it clear that he wants to join Italian champions Milan.
"My dream is to beat Lionel Messi's Barcelona in the Club World Cup and then move to Milan in January," he stated in La Gazzetta dello Sport.
The Rossoneri have been tracking the South American for the last six months, but their interest has cooled recently.
The player's injury problems have concerned the San Siro giants.
Milan also insist that their mystery Mr X transfer target is a left-sided midfielder rather than an attacking midfielder.
Santos lifted the Copa Libertadores this week to ensure their place in the FIFA Club World Cup in December.
Barca, winners of this season's Champions League, will start that competition as favourites.
Ganso, who is valued at around the €50m mark by his club, will next be in action for Brazil at this summer's Copa America.