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Milan: Ronaldo Deal is off
Reuters UK, August 25th, 2006 4:20PM

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Milan's Ronaldo deal is over, the club stated on its Website today. "Milan would like to communicate that negotiations over Ronaldo's possible transfer should now be considered as definitely over," the note said. So what went wrong? Real Madrid wanted close to $34 million plus a preferential option to buy Brazilian midfielder Kaka in exchange for the 30-year old striker; Milan offered close to $28 million with no Kaka option, according to reports in Spain. While Milan's Web site declares the talks to be over, Real Madrid sporting director Pedrag Mijatovic says the Spanish club is still open to negotiations. "We don't want to sell Ronaldo but it doesn't depend on us," Mijatovic said at the Champions League draw in Monaco. "The player is very happy at Real Madrid. I would like him to stay. He is happy, and for us to let him leave it would have to be a very important offer." Real also said that Milan rival Inter was also interested in the three-time World Player of the Year. The Italian press said the clubs had discussed a straight swap involving Adriano, but Inter swiftly denied these allegations. Before the transfer window closes next week, Real Madrid will have to do something about its striker situation. The club has six strikers on its roster, which is at least one (if not two) too many for one squad. If Ronaldo doesn't go, Julio Baptista could be forced to leave. English club Tottenham is said to be very interested in the former Sevilla player. Read the original story...


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