Wednesday January 5 2011
Ronaldinho says 'yes' to Gremio

The soap opera regarding Ronaldinho's future has taken another twist with La Gazzetta dello Sport reporting that he is close to signing for Gremio.

The 30-year-old Brazil international is surplus to requirements at Milan after they signed Antonio Cassano during the January transfer window.

Since then, Ronaldinho has been the subject of great speculation, primarily in Brazil where Palmeiras, Flamengo and Gremio have all expressed an interest.

Premier League outfit Blackburn Rovers told the BBC yesterday that they had also launched a bid to sign the former World Player of the Year.

However, La Gazzetta understands that the player's agent met with Gremio's Vice-President Antonio Vicente Martinez for a second time.

"Between Gremio and Ronaldinho the agreement is total," said club President Paulo Odone.

The pink paper claims that the Porto Alegre based side have offered Ronaldinho a four-year contract worth $1m a month.

Ronaldinho will apparently earn a base rate of $300,000 with an extra $700,000 tied to profits from image rights.