AC Milan concede to Chelsea in Ronaldinho battle

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DiarioSport says Bronzetti, who has close ties to Barca, admitted that AC Milan's interest in Ronaldinho had gone cold as they are convinced he will be in London in June.

"Barcelona were ready to talk about Gianluca Zambrotta and Ronaldinho, but Milan believe in the last case that the player will be moving to Chelsea," said Bronzetti.

Only today, Milan president Silvio Berlusconi has effectively called off their pursuit of Ronaldinho, so leaving the way clear for Chelsea to sign the Brazilian uncontested.

Ronaldinho's minders welcome the prospect of him pulling on a Blues shirt next season, with his former Barca coach Henk ten Cate now at Stamford Bridge. Ronaldinho has a good relationship with the Dutchman and enjoyed his best football when he was working at the Nou Camp.

The attacking midfielder's advisors have also been impressed by the man-management of Blues coach Avram Grant, particularly the way he has handled Andriy Shevchenko since taking over from Jose Mourinho this season.

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