Ronaldo had medical tests for AC Milan on
Friday following the Italian club's offer to Real Madrid for the
Ronaldo had tests at a private clinic near Como. He had lunch with coach
Carlo Ancelotti before more tests at the club's training center, Milan
Milan made an undisclosed offer for the 30-year-old Brazilian star and
club vice president Adriano Galliani said he will travel to Madrid on
Monday in the hopes of completing the signing. The move would return
Ronaldo to the city where he spent five years with rival Inter Milan.
Ronaldo left the Spanish capital by private jet on Thursday to attend
Milan's 2-2 draw with AS Roma in the first leg of an Italian Cup
semifinal at San Siro stadium.
"After the game Ronaldo came to greet us, he seemed very happy," Brazil
midfielder Kaka said Friday. "He chose Milan over another offer that was
financially more substantial."
Kaka, who plays with Ronaldo for Brazil, said teaming up at Milan would
be "a dream come true."
Ronaldo has six days remaining in the January transfer window to switch
clubs. Otherwise, he will have to stay at Madrid at least until the end
of the season.
Italian sports daily Gazzetta dello Sport said the deal had not been
settled, with Milan offering $9 million for the player and Madrid asking
The forward, who hasn't been selected to play for Madrid since the Jan.
7 defeat at Deportivo La Coruna, said Monday his difficulties with coach
Fabio Capello seemed ready to force him out of the club.
Ronaldo joined Madrid in 2002, winning the Spanish league at the end of
his first season -- his last major title.