Ronaldinho in talks with Team Chennai

The representatives of the former Ballon d’or winner have been in touch with the Chennai franchise and negotiations are set to begin

Ronaldinho is set to enter negotiations with Indian Super League side Team Chennai, one of the club's owners has revealed. 

The 34-year-old has been without a club since leaving Atletico Mineiro in July. Palmeiras were close to roping in the former World Cup veteran as part of its centennial celebrations but the deal fell through eventually.

He is now in discussions with the Indian side, according to Prashant Agarwal, one of the co-owners of the Chennai franchise.

"Yes, we have been in touch with Ronaldinho and his representatives for the last one week or so. However, I would like to clarify that the numbers such as USD 3 million or 36 crores INR (€2.3m) for two years doing the rounds in the market are absolutely false," Agarwal told Goal.

Agarwal said he had played an important role in luring Alessandro Del Piero and David Trezeguet to be a part of the inaugural edition of the ISL by joining the Delhi Dynamos and FC Pune City and says he is confident of bringing the Brazilian in too.

"We have been in direct contact with Ronaldinho’s agent. If we can manage to get Del Piero and Trezeguet to India on our own, why would we need to approach Ronaldinho via a third party?" he questioned.

With Inter Milan likely to be a part of Team Chennai, it is understood Javier Zanetti would also play an important role to lure the Brazilian star to India.