Blackburn target Ronaldinho claims: No Brazilian clubs have matched AC Milan's valuation

05 January 2011 04:46
Ronaldinho has broken his silence to warn that none of his Brazilian suitors has come close to meeting AC Milan's asking price.

Sportsmail revealed last week that the playmaker was being offered around England for £7million and the only club to come close to figure is Blackburn's £6.2m.

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It is understood that no one in Brazil has so far offered even half that figure, with Gremio, Flamengo and Palmeiras instead concentrating on instead putting together attractive offers to the player.

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While all three clubs farcically claimed to be on the brink of clinching the deal on Tuesday, he gave a nod towards hometown club Gremio but warned they all had to up their game.

'I am not subject to auction,' said the 30-year-old.

'If it were down to me I would already be wearing the Gremio shirt, even on less money.

'The problem is not the proposal they made to me, but what Milan are asking for. Nobody has come close.'

It remains unlikely that Blackburn can take advantage of the impasse and puts pressure on Milan to reduce their demands.

Rather than move to Lancashire, hewould seem willing to sit out the final six months of his contract andreturn home on a Bosman free.

AC Milan chief executive AdrianoGalliani is in Rio de Janeiro to try to wrap up a deal and the Serie Aleaders coach Massimiliano Allegri confirmed his player has his heartset on home.

'We are all sorry to lose a playerof the quality of Ronaldinho,' said Allegri, who has recentlyoverlooked the two-time World Player of the Year in favour of formerManchester City flop Robinho.

'But he has made a life choice by going to Brazil.'

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