Tuesday, September 5, 2006

Ronaldo to Inter Milan

MADRID: Real Madrid have agreed in principle a swap deal with Inter Milan with Ronaldo going back to his former Italian club and fellow striker Adriano going in the other direction, according to Cadena Ser radio on Wednesday.

Also according to Radio Marca this could be facilitated by another swap deal involving the ’meringues’ — whose opening 0-0 draw with Villarreal earned them a resounding booing from their fans.

It would see them securing the services of Arsenal’s Spanish international winger Jose Antonio Reyes, who stunned the Premier League side by saying he is homesick and never wants to play in England again, in exchange for out of favour Brazilian attacking midfielder Julio Baptista.

According to Cadena Ser the deal for Ronaldo and Adriano, who failed to gel during the World Cup finals with the former arguably the more potent threat despite being criticised for being overweight, was to be sealed yesterday.

"Real Madrid and Inter have already agreed terms," the internet site of the radion station reported.

Real Madrid coach Fabio Capello is known to be a big fan of Brazilian striker Adriano.

The 2002 World Cup winner Ronaldo, whose contract runs till June 2008 and has a net annual salary of E7.5 million, is set to be back in action in several weeks after having undergone an operation on his left tibia following the World Cup finals last month.

Both Ronaldo and 24-year-old Baptista have said they did not want to leave Real despite both going through rough patches at the club. — AFP

*to those who are not into football, inter milan is in ITALY not SPAIN. lol. ronaldo is... ronaldo lah. i'd kill you if you don't know him.

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