AC Milan coach Carlo Ancelotti is pessimistic about their chances of signing Palermo striker Amauri and Barcelona star Ronaldinho.

"I respect Amauri and have said so many times, but it will be difficult to see him arrive at Milan," said Ancelotti yesterday.

"Ronaldinho? I have no news on that front. As with Amauri, he is well-respected, but it'll be difficult to sign him."