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Silvio Berlusconi has hailed Antonio Cassano's arrival and revealed Ronaldinho wanted to leave Milan...

Milan president Silvio Berlusconi has described Antonio Cassano as "one of the greatest talents" whilst visiting the team in Rome.

And he saluted Ronaldinho, whose spell at the club has reached its end.

"I am very happy to have you here, you are one of the greatest Italian talents," Berlusconi told Cassano, as reported by La Gazzetta dello Sport.

"Ronaldinho? I am sorry he has left, he is the greatest player in the world when it comes to the speed of thinking and execution, but it was his choice to return to Brazil."

Despite strong Brazilian interest, the latest reports suggest Blackburn Rovers are in a strong position to land him after making a €7.2million bid for the 30-year-old.

Milan are currently in Rome for a ritiro as they prepare for Thursday's trip to Cagliari.

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