Dinho to be plaing with the Rossoneri
Barcelona forward Ronaldinho will sign for AC Milan on Wednesday, the Italian club has said, in a deal that is believed to be worth €18.5 million.
'AC Milan and Barcelona have reached an agreement in principle over the transfer of Ronaldinho,' the Italian club said in a statement.
'The player will be in Milan tomorrow to undergo a medical and sign a contract that will keep him at Milan until June 30 2011.'
Milan will hope the medical passes without a hitch as they are thought to be determined to unveil Ronaldinho on the same day their squad begins pre-season training.
Reports in the Italian media claim the Brazilian international's brother, and agent, Roberto de Assis has agreed a €6.5million contract with the Rossoneri to match what Ronaldinho currently earns in Catalonia.
The Serie A side, who finished fifth last season and will be in the UEFA Cup this term, **** competition from English Premier League club Manchester City for the 28-year-old.
Kaka, teammates with Ronnie like with Brazil
Ronaldinho spent five years at the Nou Camp, helping Barca win the Champions League in 2006 and their domestic title in 2005 and 2006.
The Brazil playmaker was named FIFA World Player of the Year in 2004 and 2005 but has been allowed to leave Barcelona after suffering form and fitness problems last season.
Ronaldinho's capture would put an end to Arsenal striker Emmanuel Adebayor's hopes of moving to Milan. Galliani has previously stated that only Adebayor or Ronaldinho would end up at San Siro.
Coincidentally, Adebayor has now been linked with Barca in the media.