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Ronaldinho Talks AC Milan and Seleçao [May. 18th, 2007|07:11 pm]



BARCELONA, Spain (AFP) - Barcelona's Brazilian star Ronaldinho on Thursday scotched rumours of a possible transfer to AC Milan, saying there was "no chance" he was moving to the Champions League finalists.

"Really, I don't think about anything other than Barca," he told a press conference here.

"I want to rest up and prepare well to be with my Barcelona team-mates next season. I've always said that I felt good here."

Ronaldinho, under contract with the defending two-time Spanish league champions until 2010, was quick to douse any talk of a transfer.

"I have a contract here and I don't think about those things. I focus solely on my football."

The fourth hightest goal scorer in La Liga (with 18 goals) put his recent poor form down to bad pre-season training in the wake of last summer's World Cup in Germany, where Brazil were beaten 1-0 by France in the quarter-finals.

"The fact I couldn't prepare myself during the pre-season has been fundamental," he said.

"I haven't had a run of good matches. I've scored more goals than ever but without enjoying the consistency of previous years."

The Brazilian playmaker also defended his choice not to take part in the June 26-July 15 Copa America 2007 tournament in Venezuela.

"This season has been very tough," he said. "I haven't had the chance to prepare properly with my (Barca) team-mates and that has plagued me all season long. I don't want the same thing to happen next year."