Milan would consider selling Ronaldinho

ROME - AC Milan want Ronaldinho to stay but they would consider a transfer request if the Brazilian playmaker made one, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Friday.

The 29-year-old has struggled since his move to Serie A from Barcelona in July and has only managed the bench recently, prompting media speculation he could move in the close season.

Manchester City, who failed to lure Kaka to Eastlands in January in what would have been a world record transfer in excess of £100 million, are believed to be interested in signing the former Paris Saint-Germain and Barca star to partner him alongside fellow countryman Robinho.

"Our desire is to keep Ronaldinho," Ancelotti told a news conference. "If then there's an expressed request from him to go it will be considered."

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