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Manchester City set to land £10m Superstar Apparently

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The Rumour

City boss Mark Hughes tried to land the striker from Barcelona last summer – even before the cash-laden takeover by the Abu Dhabi United group that made the Eastlands outfit the richest club on the planet.

Flamengo have also targeted the player but Ronaldinho’s brother Roberto de Assis Moreira said: “There is no chance of Ronaldinho going back to Brazil at the end of the season.

“But if you ask me whether he could change teams in Europe, I would say yes, definitely.”

City were humiliated when their attempt to land Brazilian superstar Kaka in a world record deal in January flopped.

But they should have more luck with Ronaldinho who would team up with fellow countrymen Robinho and Elano at Eastlands.

Ronaldinho has two years left on a £6million-per-year contract he signed last summer as part of a £16m move from Barcelona.

But Milan will be ready to let him go for around £10m.

The Source: (Daily Mirror)

The Analysis

It seems Man City will not be happy this summer unless they bag a former World Footballer of the Year or two, but would the signing of Ronaldinho be a good idea? Sure it will sell a shed load of merchandise and the Brazilians in the camp will be happy to have another international teammate to talk to at training but he is not the player he once was and this is something AC Milan have found out to their cost this season, quite literally. I am not surprised that Carlo Ancelotti is happy to offload the attacker who has managed just one goal in Serie A action since November.

The Likelihood

Ronaldinho to Manchester City: I think not as the star will be looking to play Champions League football after missing out this term.

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