Thursday December 9 2010
Ronaldinho wishes to stay

Ronaldinho would like to stay at Milan despite being whistled during last night's 2-0 defeat to Ajax in the Champions League.

The 30-year-old Brazil international was handed a rare start, but his presence in the first Milan team since the end of January not to score at home irritated supporters.

Ronaldinho's contract is due to expire at the end of this season and Milan chief executive Adriano Galliani has intimated that he will risk letting it run down.

Last night Palmeiras announced that they are in the process of launching a bid to bring Ronaldinho and Adriano back to Brazil in January.

Speaking to the Milan Channel, Ronaldinho said: "I am happy because I had the chance to play an entire game. I have a lot of desire to help the team do well.

"I am calm about staying at Milan. I am convinced about being able to do well. I have the utmost respect for my teammates, who are going through a wonderful moment.

"The team is winning and I have nothing to say about that. I am working towards playing more. I train for this reason," he concluded.

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