Blackburn Bid £6.2m For Ronaldinho

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    Blackburn have launched a £6.2 million bid to sign former world player of the year Ronaldinho from AC Milan, according to reports.
    Rovers’ new owners Venky’s had claimed on their Facebook and Twitter accounts that they had offered 30-year-old Brazil international Ronaldinho a two-year deal.
    That was then dismissed as ‘just rumours’ by director Venkatesh Rao but Sky Sports News have now reported that the Blackburn owner Anuradha Desa has told them directly that a bid has been made for Milan ace.
    Ronaldinho, who has six months left on his current San Siro contract, could be on the move in January after AC Milan admitted they would be prepared to sell if the price was right.
    His agent and brother Roberto de Assis claimed he had been contacted by Blackburn, while Brazilian side Gremio are also planning to hold talks with the talented playmaker.
    Meanwhile, Blackburn manager Steve Kean has hinted that the side are also in the running to sign David Beckham on loan from LA Galaxy. “I think we will sign at least three, possibly four, we might have one on loan at least at this stage that is the way it is looking,” he said. “We are close to signing two, possibly three, although the third is the outsider. Hopefully talks can continue and with someone like Beckham, someone will get a good player if he comes over here.”
    Rao added that Venky’s will back manager Kean with “quality” signings this month, with negotiations in progress. “We are still finalising possible signings but hopefully we can come out into the press and make things clearer in a week,” he said. “Discussions are still going on and meetings are going on.
    “Money is not the criteria at all though – we do not mind about the money. It is about getting the right players for Blackburn Rovers and we have enough money to do that. “We want to bring quality to Blackburn Rovers.”
    Blackburn are 12th in the Premier League table after a 3-0 loss at Sunderland on Saturday. Venky’s controversially decided to sack boss Sam Allardyce last month.
    Source: Eurosport / PA Sport