|If Samuel Eto’o has closed the door on a move to Milan, then Ronaldinho’s loyalty to Barcelona is wavering after he abandoned training. |
The Brazilian is still in tense contract renegotiations with his club and, as the Liga title looks set to slip through their fingers in favour of Real Madrid, it could spell the end for this rapport.
Spanish newspapers claim that Ronaldinho refused to attend the 2-2 draw with Espanyol last week, which he could not play as he was suspended, and that he walked out of training.
The rift between the former FIFA World Player of the Year and his teammates is also growing, as it’s suggested he feels frozen out compared to Eto’o, Deco and Carles Puyol.
With Eto’o this week closing the door on a move to Milan, the Rossoneri can turn their attention back towards tempting away Ronaldinho.
Meanwhile, there is a curious transfer story surrounding the San Siro giants and a very familiar face.
There are reports in the Italian media that Ibrahim Ba is set for a return to Milan next season on a one-year contract after undergoing ankle surgery.
“I am very happy,” said Ba, also known as Ibou. “I always got on well at Milan, remain close to everyone there and have worked hard in these months hoping to have another chance.”
The 34-year-old even travelled to Athens as a fan to see his former teammates lift the Champions League trophy.
“I would be so pleased to come back, but it has to be good for everyone and not cause any problems for the Coach. I hope he will want me in the squad.”