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With relations between Ronaldinho and his club Barcelona strained, the player's brother and agent Roberto Assis has admitted a summer transfer to Real Madrid is a possibility.

The 27-year-old has played just seven full games so far this season, and has been repeatedly linked with a move away from the Nou Camp - with Milan and Chelsea among several clubs reportedly interested in him and his agent refusing to discount a move to bitter rivals Real.

The Brazilian came under renewed pressure when scans showed he was not carrying a thigh injury, despite the player's claims to the contrary keeping him out of Barca's 4-1 win over Valladolid.

Ronaldinho reportedly has a release clause in his contract, but with the value thought to be prohibitively high, a more likely option should he be determined to leave would seem the possibility of invoking article 17 of FIFA's transfer regulations.

This allows players to buy out the remainder of their contract under certain circumstances and would likely prove a cheaper option.

Assis told GloboEsporte.com: "The possibility for Ronaldinho leaving Barcelona is always there.

"We are aware of the release clause, but we also know about the existence of article 17. Anything is possible.

"In football, results determine how things go. Barcelona have not won anything since last season and, as Ronaldinho is the star of the team, he is the one who is given the worst criticism."

Assis did not rule out the possibility of Ronaldinho moving to Real Madrid, saying: "It has already happened a number of times, even to big names such as Luis Figo.

"However, I don't like to name specific clubs."

Assis added Ronaldinho could well stay at the Nou Camp should Barca win either the Primera Liga or Champions League title.

He said: "The relationship is strained, but imagine if Barca win the Champions League. They wouldn't let him go if he was a champion, would they?

"With their hands on a title, everything would be different."

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After what happened with Figo, i doubt he'd go. I would think AC Milan would be a likely destination, or its is likely he'll just stay with the posiblity of a new manager e.g. Mourinho coming along things can change.
 

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I've heard that Ronaldinho has had a strained relationship with the Barca fans in recent seasons but he'd have to really despise them to move to Real Madrid! As NateR mentioned, Luis Figo made that move and the hatred towards him shown by the Barca fans was immense. Teaming up with his international teammate Kaka is a more realistic option or perhaps Chelsea will have another crack at him.
 

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i dont think he will go to man city:)eek:),spurs:)eek:) or real......higher possibilty of him going to AC or chelsea i think...they are much more likely destinations....but AC just edges it i think...
 

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Didnt Figo get a pigs head thrown at him when he switched sides?
It a bit like United players going to Pool and vice-versa.
Even the great Ronaldo did it, but he went to Italy in between.
I hadnt heard what happened to Ronaldihno...
I was at the Nou Camp on Grand Slam Sunday hoping to see him play,
and was disappointed he didnt. people were talking about him in the crowd
but in Spanish so I hadnt a clue what was going on...................
 

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Man ...what a prospect. I'm reading his autobiography at the moment, which is poorly written, but what a story.

I do not even want to entertain this idea too much, because it's unlikely to materialize. He's definitely leaving, because he;s not enjoying himself much. He's stopped smiling and I think that's a definite sign that something's wrong.

At 27 he's still got many good years ahead of him.

I disagree with the posters who think he's going to Chelsea. He's not that kind of guy and is more likely to choose a club with more history and sporting class like AC Milan.

If he did come to Man Utd, it would be some line up infront of the back 5.
Ronaldinho, Anderson, Hargreaves, Ronaldo, Rooney, Tevez.


WOW!
 

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Man ...what a prospect. I'm reading his autobiography at the moment, which is poorly written, but what a story.

I do not even want to entertain this idea too much, because it's unlikely to materialize. He's definitely leaving, because he;s not enjoying himself much. He's stopped smiling and I think that's a definite sign that something's wrong.

At 27 he's still got many good years ahead of him.

I disagree with the posters who think he's going to Chelsea. He's not that kind of guy and is more likely to choose a club with more history and sporting class like AC Milan.

If he did come to Man Utd, it would be some line up infront of the back 5.
Ronaldinho, Anderson, Hargreaves, Ronaldo, Rooney, Tevez.


WOW!
I guess you could be onto something. He was only a whisker away from
joining us a before he chose Barcelona at the last minute. It wouldnt surprise
me if he did join us, though I think his best years are behind him.
Maybe Fergie could whip him into shape?
 

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I guess you could be onto something. He was only a whisker away from
joining us a before he chose Barcelona at the last minute. It wouldnt surprise
me if he did join us, though I think his best years are behind him.
Maybe Fergie could whip him into shape?
Ferguson's blames that botched transfer on Peter Kenyon and so do I. He was supposed to be our first Brazilian signing.

Fergie and the squad got on a plan and when he landed Ronaldinho Gaucho was a Barca player and our first Brazilian ended up being Kleberson...... ugh!

At least we signed Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro or it would have been a truly miserable summer!
 

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I think the fact we DIDNT get Ronaldinho was a blessing as i dont believe we would have even bid for Ronaldo let alone got him and know 4-5 yrs on we have the option of bidding for him again if SAF decides to is graet but if we would have dopne this the other way rnd (got Ronaldinho noty Ronaldo) Cristiano Ronaldo would now be at Real Madrid or AC Milan and we would never get him so on that point alone im glad we didnt get him...

Saying that id have him now (what a front 5)
 

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What this is doing in this section it should be in the non united banter and what do i care about the stupid spanish clubs and players
 

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Man all this talk about Ronaldinho is really irritating.He could got to Derby for all i care.But he'll most likely chose Milan over Chelsea.
 

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Looks like Ronaldihno will be on the move:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/europe/7408605.stm

He has been linked with the likes of Ac Milan adn Citeh :D.
He was VERY close to joining us before....so do you think Fergie might
take a chance on him?
Would you like to have him on your team? or is he finished as a great player?

My views on this subject change quite a lot , but I do know that he still
has great abilities, maybe not the best player in the world anymore or
even in the top 3 but judging by some of his early season form and goals (there
was some of them, nice ones too) he could still do a job for ANY team.

This isn't me saying I think we should buy him, but it certainly gives us
something to think about.....

Your views?
 

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I think Ronaldinho will move to AC Milan. There are a lot of Brazilian players there and that will help him settle. I can't see him going to Real Madrid, they don't need him. I also can't see him going to Chelsea, he is full of flair and is very attack-minded, he won't fit in well at Chelsea where they have a very negative and defensive attitude.
 

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Tbh, I don't expect him to go to Real.

I think he'll be off to Italy to AC/Inter.

I would be extremely surprised if he stayed in Spain.
 
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