Milan president Silvio Berlusconi wants to bring striker Andrii Shevchenko back to Italy – and is confident Chelsea will release the Ukrainian.
Berlusconi sees Shevchenko, who spent seven years at Milan, as a replacement for the injured Ronaldo.
“Shevchenko is a player who is ready to help and he would be the ideal solution,” said Berlusconi.
“I do not think Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich will have a problem in letting him go.”
Brazilian forward Ronaldo suffered ruptured knee ligaments in February and there are fears that he may never play again.
Shevchenko joined Chelsea from Milan for £30m in 2005 but has failed to establish himself in the first team at Stamford Bridge.
“I think regularly about Shevchenko and I often speak to him,” added Berlusconi.
“The fans would understand that this would be the ideal choice for us.”