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Ronaldinho signs for Flamengo

Flamengo have confirmed the signing of Ronaldinho from AC Milan to end Blackburn's ambitious plans of bringing the Brazilian to Ewood Park.

The 30-year-old had also been linked with Brazilian sides Gremio and Palmeiras as well as the Premier League club but he ultimately chose to sign for the Rio de Janeiro-based side.

Ronaldinho, who also played for Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona in Europe before returning to his native South America, has signed for Flamengo until 2014.

Club president Patricia Amorim told the club's official website: "We are pleased to announce the hiring of Ronaldinho for the next four years.

"I thank the board for the discretion and wisdom throughout the negotiations.

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