Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Real Rejects Milan Ronaldo Bid
Associated Press, August 24th, 2006 3:57PM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

Milan made a $22 million offer for Real Madrid's three-time World Player of the Year Ronaldo that was later rejected. The bid is thought to be $3 million less than Real's asking price; Real also wanted Brazilian midfielder Kaka to become part of the negotiations but Milan reiterated the he was not for sale. "This won't be resolved tonight," Real President Ramon Calderon told Spanish television yesterday. "The first thing is find out what the player thinks. In principle, he would like to stay." Ronaldo has yet to play since Brazil lost to France in the World Cup quarterfinals in late July. He is also expected to miss Madrid's opening La Liga match against Villarreal on Sunday. Ronaldo's form for Real Madrid slumped last season. Certainly a step or two slower than when he arrived at the Santiago Bernabeu in 2002, Ronaldo fell out of favor with fans at the end of last season, when they started booing him for a string of apathetic performances. It's unclear whether the clubs will continue negotiating, but time is running out: the transfer window closes a week from today. Read the original story...


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Five Lessons to Prepare for College Soccer    
Ed McLaughlin, the Athletic Director at Virginia Commonwealth who has been involved in college athletics for ...
Cal South TOPSoccer Program Turns 25    
"We're all soccer players, special needs or not," says Sandy Castillo, chair of the Cal South ...
How Neymar Played in Childhood     
Neyrmar: "I used to pick up the ball, set up the furniture and go around dribbling ...
Chivas USA Youth Players Face Murky Future    
Chivas USA, which folded after the 2014 season, had one of the MLS's most ambitious youth ...
Roma Partnering with U.S. Youth Clubs    
Italian Serie A club Roma, which has American ownership, aims to forge partnerships with seven U.S. ...
LVG: Falcao "Has to Prove Himself"    
Manchester United coach Louis van Gaal has responded to criticism over dropping Radamel Falcao by claiming ...
Report: Adidas to Assist Messi Move?    
According to Spanish sports daily AS, Lionel Messi's sponsor Adidas could be the key to the ...
Mourinho Questions Man City's Transfer Policy     
Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho suggested that rival Manchester City is not adhering to UEFA's Financial Fair ...
Toure Admits Man City Future in Doubt     
Speaking ahead of the opening games of the African Nations' Cup in Equatorial Guinea this weekend, ...
Ronaldo Blasts 'Defensive' Atleti Tactics    
Cristiano Ronaldo blasted Atletico Madrid for its unattractive style after the Rojiblancos ousted Real Madrid from ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives