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Chelsea discuss sensational £40M Ronaldinho bid

Spanish press reports today state Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is preparing a mega offer to bring the Brazilian to London before Friday's transfer deadline.

Sources have told AS that Chelsea will made their offer in the next 48 hours - and Barca are ready to cash in. The Spanish giants hope to use part of the funds raised to sign Daniel Alves from Sevilla for £25 million.

In DiarioSport, it's been revealed that Ronaldinho's brother and agent, Roberto de Assis, was in London yesterday for Arsenal's 1-0 victory over Manchester City. He took in the game in a private box along with Pini Zahavi, who is close to Abramovich, and Kia Joorabchian, the agent of Manchester United ace Carlos Tevez.

Witnesses say during the 90 minutes the possibility of Chelsea signing Ronaldinho was discussed. The £24 million raised by Arjen Robben's sale to Real Madrid has allowed Chelsea to seriously consider a shock bid for the Brazilian this week.

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