Kean happy with Ron link
Steve Kean has expressed his delight that Blackburn are trying to sign AC Milan star Ronaldinho.
Last Updated: 04/01/11 8:54pm
Blackburn manager Steve Kean has expressed his delight that the ambitious club are trying to bring AC Milan star Ronaldinho to Ewood Park.
Rovers have tabled a €7.2million (£6.2m) offer to the Rossoneri for the 30-year-old two-time winner of the Fifa World Player of the Year award.
Ronaldinho is expected to leave Milan for pastures new during the transfer window, but Blackburn are not the only club in the frame for him.
Kean is not getting too excited that the Brazil international will join, although he is delighted with the calibre of players being linked.
"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," explained Kean.
"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.
"Everyone should look at 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."
Earlier on Sky Sports News Blackburn's chairperson Anuradha Desai confirmed the club are interested in Damien Duff, as well as being in talks for Ronaldinho.
The Republic of Ireland ace, now of Fulham, enjoyed seven successful seasons with Rovers before joining Chelsea in a big-money deal in 2003.
"We are bidding for Mr Ronaldinho," she told Sky Sports News. "We've already made a bid of €7.2million (£6.2m) and we're in negotiations.
"Maybe we have to increase that, I don't know. There are two other clubs who are trying.
"There are a couple of other players we're looking at. We're thinking of getting Damien Duff back."