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Manchester City mean business – in talks over Brazilian superstar

City fans must have thought they were in dreamland last season when Elano was curling free-kicks over opposition walls and into the back of the net. However, that would be nothing compared to the arrival of Ronaldinho, with the Daily Mail reporting that the former world player of the year could be turning out at Eastlands next season in a coup that will shock the footballing world.

The article claims that Manchester City will stump up a £200,000-a-week salary to bring the Brazilian forward to the club, thus making him the highest-paid player in the Premier League.

Manchester City will step up their ambitious plan to bring Ronaldinho to England when senior board members fly to his family home in Brazil at the weekend.

Sources here close to owner Thaksin Shinawatra revealed that members of City’s Thai board are expected to meet Ronaldinho face-to-face in Porto Alegre.

It’s clear that the Brazilian has fallen from grace at Barcelona and, while the prospect of Ronaldinho turning out for City may excite the fans, he still has plenty to prove in terms of fitness and commitment, even if he’s keen to move to Manchester. Still, signings don’t come any bigger than this and every Premier League spectator would surely love to see this player in action?

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