Manchester City executive director Taweesuk Jack Srisumrid has claimed that the club have held talks over a deal for Barcelona star Ronaldinho.
The 28-year-old Brazilian appeared to be set for a summer transfer to Serie A side Milan, however reports claim a deal has stalled.
City have also been linked with the former World Player of the Year, but manager Sven Goran Eriksson has been keen to delay talk of a move until the season has concluded.
However, it is reported in Tuesday's press that Ronaldinho's brother and agent Roberto de Assis met with Taweesuk over a deal.
"What we will look to do in the summer is to further boost the squad, bring in top-quality, internationally recognised players," Taweesuk told The Daily Telegraph.
"Superstars would help fill the stadium and help our global branding. Primarily, we must win on the pitch - it can't be a gimmick.
"We've had discussions [with Ronaldinho] but we'll see how that pans out.
"We've looked at a host of players. Man City having discussions with superstar players used to be unimaginable, but not now.
"It won't be a galacticos strategy, but older famous names. We want to build around the team we have."