Rondo says Milan are confident of landing the pair for around £18 million, despite reports of Barca slapping a £30 million price-tag on Ronaldinho alone.

Barcelona journalist Cristina Cubero, a close friend of Ronie's, reported last night that there was no doubt over the prospect of both the Brazilian and Zambrotta pulling on Milan shirts next season.

Comments made by Milan powerbrokers Silvio Berlusconi and Adriano Galliani that their pursuit of Ronaldinho was over are being viewed simply as a bargaining tool to convince Barca to drop their asking price.