Despite reports yesterday of an agreement with Manchester City, Bronzetti said of the Brazilian: "I spoke half an hour ago with the boy as he was departing from Porto Alegre to Barcelona, and he told me one thing: I want to play for you.

"There is so much pride on the part of Ronaldinho, he wants to demonstrate that he is the same player as before - especially after being treated badly by Barcelona. The Olympics? I think (Milan vice-president Adriano) Galliani has already said yes."