Ronaldinho & Milan Strain Over New Deal Talks - Report

Club and player are struggling to reach agreement...
The chances of seeing Ronaldinho sign a new deal with Milan are diminishing as neither party can reach an agreement, according to Telelombardia and 'Qui Studio, Voi Stadio'.

On Tuesday Ronaldinho's brother and agent Roberto De Assis was in Milan, where he met with CEO Adriano Galliani to revive the embers of previous failed extension talks.

Ronaldinho's deal expires in 2011 and he is on wages of €8 million per annum. Milan are offering him a one-year extension and want him to spread the €8m wages across two seasons: 2010-11 and 2011-12, meaning he will have to accept a 50 per cent wage cut to fall in line with the club's new €4m salary cap which comes into effect next term.

Upon hearing the proposals, De Assis said no. Ronaldinho feels he shouldn't have to adjust his current contract and take a pay cut from September. Normally, under his current deal he would have earned €8m next season, but Milan want to slash that to €4m.

Furthermore, the Brazilian wants a two-year extension, but Milan are not prepared to yield. The club's slash costs policy is not helping either.

The new developments have cast new doubts over his future, with rumours claiming he will move to a club that can guarantee him the wages he wants.

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