Blackburn Rovers' interest in AC Milan star Ronaldinho has been confirmed.

Ronie's brother and agent Roberto de Assis has revealed talks have been held with Rovers about a shock move to Ewood Park.

De Assis said: "Blackburn have contacted us. There is also other interest in England but this is confidential."

Brazilian side Gremio also appear keen to sign the 30-year-old, although they were initially thought to be confident of securing their former player on a free transfer which no longer seems to be the case.

De Assis added: "We will arrive in Porto Alegre in order to negotiate with Gremio, but nothing is decided.

"If we do not reach an agreement with a club in Brazil then he will return to Milan as he is still a Milan player. We are not ruling anything out."

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