Real Madrid have warned Milan that they are
not prepared to release Ronaldo on a free transfer this month.
The Spanish giants are ready to sell the Brazilian and Milan have
already agreed terms with the player over a contract until 2008.
However, the Italian giants have told the forward that they will only
net him if he managed to rescind his contract with the Liga giants.
“It is now out of our hands,” Rossoneri Vice-President Adriano Galliani
again confirmed on Monday.
“It really doesn’t just depend on us at this moment. If the player frees
himself from Real then he’ll arrive, otherwise he won’t.”
But Madrid have hit back this evening with director general Predrag
Mijatovic ruling out that option – especially after they rejected an
£11m summer bid from Milan for the former Inter sensation.
“One thing is clear, we can’t let Ronaldo leave here for nothing,” the
ex-Fiorentina forward underlined.
“We have received some offers for him and we are negotiating.
“The Brazilian is a player who has struggled in recent years, he’s
suffered and we have been unable to recuperate him.
“We decided to reject an offer in the summer for him as we were
convinced that he would soon find some form.
“Unfortunately things have turned out this way. We’ll see what will
happen in the closing days of the transfer window.”
Although Premiership, Arabian and American outfits do want the World Cup
winner, Ronaldo himself is only keen on joining Milan.
It’s understood that his agent Fabiano Farah will hold showdown talks
with Real officials this evening in a bid to organise a Milan move.
"My future is far from Madrid," stated Ronaldo himself today. "That's
because the Coach doesn't want me. How are the talks going? I don't know."