Milan Deny Reports Claiming Ronaldinho Has Refused To Show Up For Pre-Season Training

Ronaldinho will not flee Milan...
Milan have slammed claims Ronaldinho is refusing to return for the start of next week's pre-season ritiro in an attempt to abscond from the club.

Rumours in Brazil claimed the playmaker has gone into hiding in an attempt to ignore the club's mandate to return on July 20 and procure himself a move to Flamengo, who have made it clear they want the No. 80.

The latest on that angle is that Ronaldinho has entered a verbal agreement with them, despite earlier reports that Silvio Berlusconi has tied him to Milan.

But Rossoneri director Ariedo Braida has met the claims with a gale of laughter, insisting Ronaldinho will show up for the start of preparations.

"The press have invented this news," he told Lancenet.

"It's not true and we don't know anything. He is expected at Milan on Tuesday, July 20 and he will be here."

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