Manchester City executive director Taweesuk Jack Srisumrid claims that the club has held talks over a deal for Ronaldinho.
The 28-year-old Barcelona playmaker appeared to be set for a summer transfer to Serie A side Milan, however reports claim a deal has stalled over the clubs failure to agree a fee.
City have also been linked with the former FIFA World Player of the Year, but manager Sven Goran Eriksson haad played down the prospect of the Brazilian joining the club.
However, acording to reports in Tuesday’s press, Ronaldinho’s brother and agent Roberto de Assis has already held talks with Taweesuk.
“What we will look to do in the summer is to further boost the squad, bring in top-quality, internationally recognised players,” Taweesuk told The Daily Telegraph.
“Superstars would help fill the stadium and help our global branding. Primarily, we must win on the pitch – it can’t be a gimmick.
“We’ve had discussions [with Ronaldinho] but we’ll see how that pans out.
“We’ve looked at a host of players. Man City having discussions with superstar players used to be unimaginable, but not now.
“It won’t be a galacticos strategy, but older famous names. We want to build around the team we have.”