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Barcelona desperate to keep Ronaldinho away from Chelsea

Barcelona are scrambling to keep Ronaldinho away from the clutches of Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich.

Although Ronaldinho has not said he will quit the Nou Camp, Chelsea have already agreed a £58 million wage deal with Ronnie's brother and agent Roberto de Assis.

But boss Frank Rijkaard insists he wants to keep the goofy genius.

Rijkaard said: "It doesn't even cross my head that he will leave.

"In football, people forget very quickly. He had and still has incredible value.

"He's working hard to recover as quickly as possible and he's got great desire to return to the team and there's nothing behind that issue."

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