Marca says Abramovich at Chelsea - and also AC Milan president Silvio Berlusconi - have been encouraged by the latest developments surrounding Ronaldinho's future at Barca.

The Brazilian was booed and whistled during Barca's 1-0 defeat at home by Real Madrid and later in the evening was heckled by fans as he caught a private jet home to Brazil for the winter break.

Abramovich and Berlusconi are convinced January is the time buy Ronaldinho, with his market value having plummeted since the end of last season, and have information that the player's time at the Nou Camp is coming to an end.