Ronaldinho close to Milan exit

Playmaker returns to Brazil as transfer window opens

Ronaldinho: Set to depart the San Siro

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Ronaldinho looks set to leave AC Milan after leaving the club's training base in Dubai according to reports.

The 30-year-old former World Player of the Year has failed to recapture his best form since a move to the Italian giants in 2008.

The impending arrival of Sampdoria forward Antonio Cassano in the January window means the Brazilian would likely fall further out of favour with the Rossoneri.

Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri has admitted Ronaldinho, a target for his former club Gremio, is all but certain to leave the San Siro.

"We await his departure becoming official," Allegri told Sky Italia.

"Maybe there was a lack of willingness on his part.

"I was convinced that Ronaldinho could have a great season. He started well, with a balanced side, but then everyone has to take their own responsibility."