Personal sponsors Nike are also eager to see Ronaldo return to Flamengo, as are his family.
"It's a difficult negotiation, but we are not giving up," said Leite. "And in any case, he could still be signed in July. We have already prepared a contract until 2009, with an option for 2010."
Ronaldo's Dad, Nelio, also said: "He always speaks of his desire to play for Flamengo. It's a certainty that sooner or later he will."