Goal.com reports that FC Barcelona president Joan Laporta has declared in a press conference that Ronaldinho is not up for sale this January. Laporta, who came into the Barca hotseat in 2003, has dismissed all rumours linking Ronaldinho to a plethora of clubs, including Chelsea and AC Milan.
We planned this campaign counting on Ronaldinho and will follow this logic in a coherent manner. He is an important player for the team and we do not have any intention to sell him. He is working very well, very hard, often in two daily sessions… When he is physically well, he will return to the team.
Sorry Signor Laporta but your words may well fall upon deaf ears. It is football’s worst kept secrets that Ronaldinho is not exactly injured and that Barca do not need him anymore. The Barca faithful too have unleashed a considerable amount of flak on the Brazilian ace who has failed to recapture his old form. Under the present circumstances, it appears that only a move away from Camp Nou could cure him.
Chelsea are the perpetual potential partner eager to embrace Ronnie but Inter Milan too have raised the prospect of signing the Brazilian.