April 11, 2008

AC Milan vice president Adriano Galliani has declared that the club has all but signed Ronaldinho and Andriy Shevchenko, stating that both are "180 percent Milan players."

Over the past week or so, reports in the Italian press have been strengthening that Ronaldinho will be signing for Milan.

On Thursday night, sources in both Italy and Spain claimed that an agreement had been reached between all parties to take the Brazilian to the San Siro.

Meanwhile, Milan has also been working hard to bring back old favorite Shevchenko back to the club. The Ukrainian has had a miserable time of things since leaving to join Chelsea in 2006, and is reported to have made an emotional phone call to Carlo Ancelotti earlier this week, in which he begged the coach to re-sign him.

Onda Catalana Radio has claimed that Galliani flew to Barcelona on Thursday and that a meeting took place between him, Ronaldinho's brother and agent Roberto de Assis, middleman Ernesto Bronzetti and Barcelona director Txiki Beguiristain.

De Assis has since strengthened talk of an imminent transfer.

"We only want to talk to Milan," he confirmed. "He [Ronaldinho] will either go there or stay at Barcelona."

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