Steve Kean has insisted Blackburn's chase for Ronaldinho is not over despite reports in Brazil suggesting he is set to sign for Gremio.
Kean has however accepted defeat in his efforts to attract David Beckham on loan.
Ronaldinho, 30, is back in Brazil and ready to complete a move from AC Milan.
But Kean said on Friday: "No it's not over, as far as I'm aware that hasn't happened. It seems to have gone back on, and gone a little bit more positive in the last 24 hours rather than negative which is encouraging.