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DavidEU

Ronaldinho

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Milan president Silvio Berlusconi has hinted he may let Chelsea have a free run at Brazilian superstar Ronaldinho.

Both giants of European football have been linked with a move for the forward who is currently struggling to make the Barcelona first team after a poor run of form.

Milan had always appeared to be strong suitors given their talented Brazilian contingent and draw as one of Europe's most historic clubs, but Berlusconi appears to have cooled his interest in the two-time World Player of the Year.

Reports in Spain have claimed that Chelsea are closing in on Ronaldinho's signature and the Milan supremo gave off an air of indifference after watching his side, complete with new prodigy Alexandre Pato, rout Napoli 5-2 on Sunday night.

"In all honesty I am not disappointed with this news," Berlusconi told Sky Italia. "We never said we'd do anything for him.

"I believe a great player can always find space in a team, but with the stars we have now that could spark some problems in the dressing room.

"He is not in good form and is even disappointing Barcelona fans."

http://sport.setanta.com/en/Sport/News/Foo...-on-Ronaldinho/

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Before, while Jose was here I would have said no fucking way...where would he fit into our team. He wouldnt chase back and do his shift when needed. Our tactics were to keep it tight and defend what we had, if we scored more then so be it.

Now we are apparently playing more "attacking" football and defending what we had doesnt seem so high on the agenda atm, so getting Mr Ed may well be a good move. He has went off the boil the last few months, but he's the sort of player who can turn the game in the blink of an eye. Something we dont have atm and whats to say he wont rediscover his game once more. Course he will.

He's 29 ( I think) so we could get a few years out of him at least before he really goes into decline.

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zola was 29 when we bought him and zola was fucking brilliant

Shevchenko was 29 when we..............errrr...............

Yeah he's fat :P

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Italian super agent Enzo Bronzetti is convinced Barcelona will sell Ronaldinho to Chelsea at the end of the season.

DiarioSport says Bronzetti, who has close ties to Barca, admitted that AC Milan's interest in Ronaldinho had gone cold as they are convinced he will be in London in June. "Barcelona were ready to talk about Gianluca Zambrotta and Ronaldinho, but Milan believe in the last case that the player will be moving to Chelsea," said Bronzetti.

Only today, Milan president Silvio Berlusconi has effectively called off their pursuit of Ronaldinho, so leaving the way clear for Chelsea to sign the Brazilian uncontested.

Ronaldinho's minders welcome the prospect of him pulling on a Blues shirt next season, with his former Barca coach Henk ten Cate now at Stamford Bridge. Ronaldinho has a good relationship with the Dutchman and enjoyed his best football when he was working at the Nou Camp.

The attacking midfielder's advisors have also been impressed by the man-management of Blues coach Avram Grant, particularly the way he has handled Andriy Shevchenko since taking over from Jose Mourinho this season.

Source: Tribal Football :rolleyes:

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We've already had this topic, and both belong in the Ronaldinho thread, naturally! Moving. Come on guys, you were doing so well before! :P

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http://tribalfootball.com/article.php?id=75715

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is ready to blow rivals AC Milan and Inter away in the race to land Barcelona superstar Ronaldinho.

Ronaldinho's brother and agent, Roberto de Assis, has held talks with both Milan clubs this week, but knows it is Chelsea and Abramovich who will table the most lucrative offer.

Corriere dello Sport says Milan have offered £5 million-a-year to Assis, plus full control of Ronaldinho's image rights, while Inter have indicated they are prepared to table something similar.

However, Chelsea's contract offer is for £35 million over five years and with the UK's tax laws less stringent than Italy's, the Blues are clear favourites to sign Ronaldinho, who is understood to have pulled out of buying a £7 million villa in Catalonia this week.

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Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich was in Barcelona yesterday. DiarioSport says the Russian billionaire's presence in the city sparked speculation of fresh talks over Ronaldinho's future at the Nou Camp.

Along with the Brazilian, Chelsea are also keen on Barca youngster Giovani dos Santos.

tribalfootball.com

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