Ronaldinho, back in Brazil this week, said at a media conference today: "It is always good to know that big clubs are interested in me and what I'm doing for Barcelona.

"It shows that I am in good form."

Reporters in Rio de Janeiro were pumping Ronaldinho for news after yesterday's stories about Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich preparing to offer a £210,00-a-week deal to bring him to London at the end of this season.