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Barcelona take a 1-0 lead to their Champions League 2nd-leg over Schalke, but will need to play without Ronaldinho & Messi, who are both injured – Weds. Click here for the latest match odds!

Brazilian playmaker Ronaldinho is not looking to move away from Barcelona, according to his brother and agent Roberto de Assis.

After being spotted in England and Italy recently, De Assis was keen to play down the significance of his visits.

“My work is connected with the world of football and it is usual for me to travel and talk about personal matters when I think it is necessary,” he said in an interview with Don Balon.

“Ronaldinho has a contract until 2010 and I am not looking for anything.”

Media speculation has linked the Brazil forward with possible moves to Milan and Chelsea, while on Monday, Manchester City manager Sven Goran Eriksson admitted he would be interested in signing Ronaldinho if he became available.

Catalan media have reported Barca are looking to offload the former World Player of the Year, who has only started 13 of the side’s 31 league matches this season and who is expected to sit out the rest of the season after tearing a thigh muscle.

Amid the persistent speculation, Barca president Joan Laporta has been quick to deny reports claiming that Ronaldinho is leaving Camp Nou.

“Ronaldinho is a little down at present. He has spent five weeks having specific treatment for a problem and now this has happened,” De Assis added.

“What hurts him most is not being able to help his team mates at an important time.”

When asked if he thought Ronaldinho may have played his last game for Barcelona, De Assis replied: “It’s a little early to say that.

“I hope he can be playing again soon. I think a player who has been in the hearts of Barca fans and this group of players deserves to leave on a high.

“Decisions need to be taken calmly at the right time, not in the heat of the moment or in difficult times.”

Barcelona take a 1-0 lead to their Champions League 2nd-leg over Schalke, but will need to play without Ronaldinho & Messi, who are both injured – Weds. Click here for the latest match odds!

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