City seek Ronaldinho talks
Eastlands directors eager to agree terms with Barca ace
By Francisco Acedo. Last Updated: June 9, 2008 10:58am
Ronaldinho: City discussions
Representatives of Ronaldinho are reportedly set to meet with Manchester City this week in an attempt to settle a disagreement over personal terms.
City have been granted permission to talk to Ronaldinho, who looks set to leave Camp Nou this summer, and new manager Mark Hughes has given the move his backing.
However, Ronaldinho is understood to be unimpressed by City's current offer and Eastlands directors are to travel to Brazil in an attempt to reach an agreement with his brother and agent Roberto De Assis Moreira.
City are said to have offered Ronaldinho a set contract worth £8million with an added £1.6m in bonuses, if the club qualify for Europe next season.
The Guardian reports this would equate to eventual weekly wages in the region of £200,000, but the Spanish press suggest that Ronaldinho is unhappy with the terms.
The 28-year-old - who is under contract with Barca until 2010 - is currently on a deal which would earn £6m in the next two years, while also offering an added £2m based upon set objectives.
And, if City do not up their offer, it is speculated that Ronaldinho will turn the move down and stay at Barcelona.