Real Madrid and AC Milan didn't agree on a
transfer of Brazilian striker Ronaldo to the Italian club during a
meeting at Madrid's Santiago Bernabeu stadium on Monday.
Milan vice president Adriano Galliani met with Madrid president Ramon
Calderon for more than three hours but could not agree on the price --
reportedly $9 million -- and the means of payment for 30-year-old
Ronaldo's move, Galliani told reporters as he was leaving the Bernabeu.
Galliani, who traveled to Madrid to handle the case in person, also
added that negotiations will continue on Tuesday.
Milan has made an undisclosed offer for Ronaldo, who underwent medical
tests on Friday.
"Only [$1.29 million] separates us," Galliani said on Sunday in Italy. "I'm
expecting to be back in Milan Tuesday morning with Ronaldo, who will be
at AC Milan coach Carlos Ancelotti's disposal in the afternoon."
The Brazil international, who hasn't been picked for Madrid since a Jan.
7 defeat at Deportivo La Coruna, has said his difficulties with coach
Fabio Capello have forced him to look elsewhere.
A move to Milan would take Ronaldo back to the city where he spent five
years with rival Inter Milan. He joined Madrid in 2002, winning the
Spanish league at the end of his first season -- his last major title.