Milan, Jul 21: Brazil may have played the FIFA World Cup 2010 without its ace forward Ronaldinho, but AC Milan has made it clear that it would never let go of the star Samba boy.
Italian Prime Minister and the club owner, Silvio Berlusconi on Tuesday, Jul 21 stressed that Ronaldinho is not transferable and that he will continue with the club as long as he plays.
"Ronaldinho is not transferable and we're all in agreement that he will remain at Milan as long as he continues to play," said Berlusconi in a press conference.
"I've not spoken to him recently, but it is certain that we will be renewing his contract and that he'll stay (at Milan) as long as he continues to play.
"I consider him the best player of all time," he added.
There were speculations that the 30-year-old striker, who joined Milan in Jul 2008, would return to his native Brazil in the colours of Flamengo. However, the Italian PM rubbished these reports.
"He's the biggest attraction at AC Milan. He's worth the ticket price alone. He's worth 10 times the amount attributed to him in the papers recently," declared Berlusconi.