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The cars outside the training ground seem to give some indication of the balance of power at Blackburn. There is El-Hadji Diouf’s chrome-plated Mercedes, worth £420,000, next to Michel Salgado’s Aston Martin while further along stands a modest BMW 3-series belonging to their manager, Steve Kean.

Hold The Back Page: 15/01/2011

It's a big weekend for...

Incongruous Derbies

Having three of the Premier League derbies spread across tomorrow lunchtime is interesting enough in itself, but two of them come to in forms far removed from what we are used to.

20,000 fans welcome Ronaldinho to Brazil

Ronaldinho was given a welcome even bigger than Brazil great Zico when he was officially unveiled as Flamengo's new signing to a samba beat on Wednesday.

Ronaldinho snubs Blackburn and signs for Flamengo

Brazilian side Flamengo have confirmed the signing of World Cup winner Ronaldinho from AC Milan.

The sporting week ahead (09/01/11)

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Kean clings to hope of Ronaldinho deal

Despite all evidence to the contrary, Blackburn Rovers' caretaker manager Steve Kean maintains that Ronaldinho could still become an acquisition at Ewood Park this month.

Blackburn retain hope of signing Ronaldinho

Blackburn manager Steve Kean today insisted the club's chase for Ronaldinho is not over despite reports in Brazil suggesting he is set to sign for his old side Gremio.

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Ronaldinho was travelling to Rio de Janeiro from Porto Alegre last night to meet with officials from Milan and will seek to extract himself from his contract with the Serie A side, freeing him up to join his home-town club, Gremio, where he started his career in 1998.

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