Corinthians reportedly mulling Ronaldinho, Deco
Ronaldinho continues to be the center of growing speculation about his future, as feverish rumor after rumor links him with yet another European club. However, it now appears the AC Milan star has another suitor from the other side of the Atlantic, in his homeland of Brazil.
Corinthians could be the club that brings the superstar home, as chairman Andres Sanchez -- the man who took Ronaldo back to South America -- is rumored to be considering an audacious bid to sign both Ronaldinho and Chelsea's sidelined playmaker Deco who, despite being a Portuguese international, is originally from Brazil.
Goal.com Brazil reports that Sanchez traveled to Europe two weeks ago to check out Deco, and returned somewhat chastened, though not discouraged, by the news that the attacker's contract with Chelsea might prevent an easy transfer taking place.
However, Sanchez also, according to Neto, a former Corinthians star and now television pundit in Brazil, has been in contact with Roberto de Assis, Ronaldinho's brother and agent, with a view to begin negotiations to bring the World Cup winner to the club.
Certainly, it is something that Sanchez did not deny when speaking to reporters at a press conference covered by Brazilian television earlier.
"I would be happy even for Brazilian football," he said. "It's a dream, but a distant dream. I'm proud to see any Brazilian team making an effort to bring Ronaldinho back."