Blackburn confirm £6.2m bid for AC Milan’s Ronaldinho
Rovers' owners make £6.2m bid for Brazilian midfielder and are keen to sign David Beckham on loan
Blackburn have launched an audacious bid to sign AC Milan midfielder Ronaldinho, the club’s owners have confirmed.
The chairman of Venky’s, the company which owns Rovers, revealed that the Indian owners have approached the Milan star over a possible move to Ewood Park.
Blackburn are reported to have offered Milan £6.2m for the Brazilian playmaker while offering the player a three-year deal worth over £20m.
Manager Steve Kean said: “I know there has been contact made by the owners to representatives of Ronaldinho but I don’t know how far down the line it is and whether it will actually happen.
“If any Premier League manager was asked if they wanted to sign someone who has been World Player of the Year twice they would be interested.
“That is something that puts us on the map in terms of trying to bring players of that stature to the club.”
He continued: “Everyone should look as it as a positive because if we can attract players, maybe not that individual if it doesn’t happen, but players of that stature, I think it has been a long time since we have been able to do that.”
Anuradha Desai, chairman of Venky’s, also confirmed the club have made several offers to David Beckham and “are open whenever he is ready to come”.