Barcelona and AC Milan close to closing Ronaldinho deal
Barcelona and AC Milan are close to reaching an agreement about the transfer of Ronaldinho, according to the digital version of Mundo Deportivo on Tuesday evening, dpa reported.
Mundo Deportivo claims that Milan have agreed to pay Barca around 18.5 million euros (29.41 million dollars) for the Brazilian playmaker, plus 1.5 million according to how well he performs for the Italians.
Barca president Joan Laporta and Milan vice-president Adrian Galliani negotiated the deal over lunch in Barcelona on Tuesday.
According to Mundo Deportivo, Milan's intention is to present Ronaldinho, 28, to the media on Wednesday, since personal terms between club and player have already been agreed.
According to Sport, however, the deal has still not been finalized, and Barca might still be interested in listening to an offer from Premier League side Manchester City.
Barca are keen to clinch the sale of Ronaldinho - who has been at the Camp Nou since 2003 - as soon as possible, because new coach Josep Guardiola has made it clear that he doesn't want the Brazilian in his remodelled squad.