Barcelona president insists Ronaldinho not for sale

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Barcelona President Joan Laporta told Spanish news agency EFE on Sunday night that Ronaldinho was not for sale.

10 December 2007

MADRID - Barcelona President Joan Laporta told Spanish news agency EFE on Sunday night that Ronaldinho was not for sale.

"We are not going to sell Ronaldinho," Laporta said, after Sunday's late 2-1 home win over Deportivo Coruna, which included a score by the Brazilian megastar.

The come-from-behind win leaves Barca in second place in La Liga, four points behind leaders Real Madrid.

"We are not negotiating with any club," insisted Laporta, trying to halt rumours linking Ronaldinho with a move to Chelsea or AC Milan. "We planned the season with Ronaldinho in mind."

Laporta refused to rule out extending the Brazilian playmaker's contract, which runs until June 2010.

[Copyright dpa 2007]

Subject: Spanish news

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