According to Ronaldinho's agent, the two-time FIFA World Player of the Year's move to AC Milan is all but done.
On a day that saw club president Adriano Galliani exchange words with disgruntled fans, news arrived late in the evening that may mend all quarrels between the club and its supporters.
In an exclusive interview with Italian TV channel Telelombardia e Antenna 3, Ronaldinho's brother and agent, Roberto de Assis, admitted, "Yes, it is true. There is a good probability that my brother will obtain a transfer to Milan, let's say between 80-90 percent ... the important thing is that he is healthy now and working for the future."
Still, it appears that at this time other options remain on the table: "There is a contract with Barça, there are other possibilities, " de Assis said. "We will see in the next 15 days."
What de Assis did categorically rule out was any contact with the Los Angeles Galaxy: "I will be traveling to Houston to accompany Ronaldinho on a tournament. I completely exclude the Galaxy as a possibility ... It simply is not possible because he is 28 years old and wants to play another five or six years of top-level football."
Ronaldinho is looking for a new team after falling out of favor with his current club, FC Barcelona. New manager Pep Guardiola has said the Brazilian superstar doesn't figure in his plans.