Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani has twice this summer asked Barcelona president Joan Laporta about the Brazilian's situation, says Gazzetta dello Sport. Galliani is also continuing to build his strong relationship with Ronaldinho's brother and agent, Roberto de Assis.
Galliani and Milan directors are convinced that the next 12 months represent their best chance to land Ronaldinho. While Laporta has refused to do business, talks over a new contract extension have not been held with Assis.
Meanwhile, with Ronaldinho entering year five of his Spanish residency, he will no longer be able to enjoy the 25 per cent tax-rate for foreign footballers, which is sure to become a big negotiating point when new contract talks do eventually begin.
Assis already knows what Milan are willing to offer, which includes 100 per cent of image rights, should things change at the Nou Camp.