Australian club eyes Brazil's Ronaldo
Veteran striker Ronaldo could move from Brazilian club Corinthians to play in Australia for the Melbourne Heart, news reports said Sunday, dpa reported.
"We're in the embryonic stages at the moment," club president Scott Munn told the Herald Sun. "We're aware that his contract is nearing the end and we've had some contact and conversations with relation to Ronaldo and a possible stint with us."
Ronaldo, 33, would be paid for each match rather be on contract, the paper reported, with each appearance netting the 33-year-old up to 100,000 Australian dollars (93,000 US dollars).
Ronaldo, European Footballer of the Year in 1997 and 2002, also won FIFA's Player of the Year award three times.
He has played for European giants PSV Eindhoven, Barcelona, Inter Milan, Real Madrid and AC Milan.
He scored 62 goals in his 97 games for Brazil, helping the South Americans to World Cup wins in 1994 and 2002 World Cups. He is the top World Cup goalscorer.
At the beginning of this year, Ronaldo said he would retire from professional football at the end of the 2011 season.