Barcelona have confirmed they have received a £25.5million bid from Manchester City for Ronaldinho.
City have been chasing the Brazilian superstar all summer as club owner Thaksin Shinawatra looks to bring the former World Player of the Year to Eastlands.
Barcelona are open to offers for Ronaldinho as new coach Pep Guardiola has revealed the classy playmaker is not in his plans for next season.
City and Milan have been the two frontrunners in the race to sign Ronaldinho with the player's agent suggesting the World Cup winner would favour a move to Italy.
Ronaldinho flew back to Barcelona over the weekend to try and resolve his future and Camp Nou president Joan Laporta has revealed City are leading the race for the former Paris Saint Germain star.
"(Ronaldinho and his agent) have two interesting proposals and they are leaning more towards the one from Manchester City," Laporta told Catalunya Radio.
"We hope to be able to resolve the situation this week."
City are believed to be ready to offer Ronaldinho a lucrative deal to lure him to England, but Milan's chief executive Adriano Galliani is reported to have flown to Barcelona to try and sign the Brazilian for the Serie A club.