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Sunday January 2 2011
Ibra: 'Shame Ronaldinho has gone'

Zlatan Ibrahimovic admits he is “disappointed Ronaldinho is no longer with us,” while Antonio Cassano “needed a bit of a diet.”

Milan have effectively sold Ronaldinho, as the player left the Dubai training camp to fly to Brazil this weekend, most likely to complete a transfer to Gremio.

“I'm disappointed Ronaldinho is no longer with us,” commented teammate Ibrahimovic.

“In my view he is one of the greatest champions of all time and it was an honour to play alongside him.

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Sunday January 2 2011
Boateng 'worried' by injury

Bad news for Milan, as Kevin-Prince Boateng has left the training camp. “I am worried at this injury and I fear it's serious.”

The Ghanaian World Cup star has been one of the most impressive figures in the Rossoneri side since joining from Genoa in the summer.

However, he left the Dubai training camp this weekend in order to receive medical treatment.

“I am worried at this injury, as I feel pain and want to resolve the problem as soon as possible,” Boateng told Sky Sport Italia.

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Sunday January 2 2011
Gremio 'optimistic' over Ronaldinho

Ronaldinho is in Brazil for negotiations with several clubs, but Gremio “remain optimistic” they'll sign the Milan man.

His contract expires at the end of the season, but the Rossoneri have set an €8m price-tag to release him in January.

Gremio would struggle to pay that sum, so Flamengo and Palmeiras are back in the race to sign Ronaldinho.

“Nothing has been decided over Ronaldinho's future, but we remain optimistic,” Gremio Vice-President Antonio Vicente Martins declared.

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Sunday January 2 2011
Flamengo: 'We have Dinho deal too'

The Ronaldinho saga has taken another twist, as Flamengo announce they “have an agreement” with the Milan player.

Gremio have said they have agreed terms with the former Barcelona hero for several weeks, but the €8m price-tag to release him six months before the contract expires has opened the door to other clubs.

Dinho flew out to Porto Alegre this weekend in order to help complete his transfer.

“We have an agreement with regards to Ronaldinho's wages,” announced Flamengo President Patricia Amorim.

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Sunday January 2 2011
Friendly: Cassano makes Milan debut

Antonio Cassano has made his Milan debut in a 2-1 friendly victory against Fabio Cannavaro's Al-Ahli in Dubai.

Although his transfer from Sampdoria is not yet official, the forward has been training with his new club for the past few days and started today's friendly match at the Rashid Stadium.

Cassano had not played for two months due to his legal battle with Samp, so is not at full fitness, but he and Alexandre Pato played well in the circumstances.

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Sunday January 2 2011
Robinho injured by TV camera

Robinho has suffered a freak knee injury when clattering into a television camera during Milan's Dubai friendly.

The Rossoneri beat Al-Ahli 2-1, but the Brazilian had to be stretchered off in the final stages.

He did not spot the television camera on the touchline and fell straight into it during a challenge.

Robinho landed with his knee on the base of the camera and was stretchered off with strapping on the knee.

There is no word yet from the club on whether there has been any serious damage or if it is only a knock.

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Sunday January 2 2011
Ronaldinho agent: 'Gremio lack cash'

Ronaldinho's agent has warned Gremio that “there is a lot of money to go” before the deal can go through, so hinted at a Flamengo transfer.

The Milan player is in Brazil as of this weekend to complete a transfer, but up until now Gremio had been the favourites.

“There is a lot of money to go before Gremio can finalise this move. A lot of money,” agent Roberto De Assis told Correio do Povo.

“Other clubs, however, have already reached the necessary sum.

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Friday December 31 2010
Ronaldinho set for exit

Ronaldinho's relationship with Milan is coming to an end with reports insisting that he will leave in January.

The player's future has been in doubt for some time given that he has less than six months left on his contract and he no longer features in the plans of boss Massimiliano Allegri.

According to sources in Italy, club Vice-President Adriano Galliani held talks with the player's agent brother yesterday.

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Friday December 31 2010
Kaka 'heading to Chelsea'

Respected football agent Ernesto Bronzetti feels that Kaka is more likely to join Chelsea in the summer than Inter in January.

The Brazilian has been strongly associated with the ongoing Inter revolution which saw Leonardo replace Rafael Benitez on the Nerazzurri bench this month.

As part of the shake-up, Inter were rumoured to be preparing a January bid for Real Madrid's Kaka, a player who made his name in European football with city rivals Milan.

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Friday December 31 2010
Gattuso questions Leo appointment

Milan's Gennaro Gattuso is surprised by Leonardo's decision to replace Rafael Benitez at Inter. "He didn't want to Coach."

The Brazilian was officially appointed as the new Nerazzurri boss on Christmas Eve, just months after he left city rivals Milan.

Although Gattuso accepts that he didn't have a great rapport with Leonardo last term, he is shocked by the South American's decision to go back into coaching.

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