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Chelsea captain Terry: Everyone excited by Ronaldinho news

Chelsea captain John Terry admits the dressing room is excited at the prospect of Barcelona superstar Ronaldinho moving to Stamford Bridge.

"It was exciting to hear about it," said Terry.

"It would be a great acquisition to get a player of that ability. I've seen what he's all about and he's a very difficult player to mark.

"It would be great for the Premiership to get the likes of Ronaldinho. He was close to joining Manchester United a few years ago. If we can get him it would be great for us, for me personally, and everyone else at Chelsea."

Terry, who was speaking at the King of Shaves six-a-side tournament in Harlington yesterday, did warn the Brazilian he would have to adhere to Jose Mourinho's strict work ethic.

"I'd like to think he could fit into the team," he said. "We've got wide men going forward but they have defensive responsibilities as well. We've seen at times that Jose Mourinho has taken Shaun Wright-Phillips or Joe Cole off because they've not been doing their defensive duties.

"It takes players a month or so to learn that. Once you've realised that it's about a team and defending, you can attack as well and he can give us something that not many in the world can. If Ronaldinho's doing it going forward then I'm sure the manager will let him off a little bit."

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