Blackburn wants AC’s Ronaldinho

Blackburn have made a move for AC Milan playmaker Ronaldinho by offering him a deal worth about £20m over three years. Venky’s, the company that bought Rovers in 2010, says its Brazil office is in talks with the 30-year-old’s manager.

“He is keen to play in the EPL [English Premier League] and I think that goes in our favour,” Venky’s chair Anuradha Desai said.

Desai also revealed that Rovers had made attempts to sign David Beckham, 35, on loan from Los Angeles Galaxy. She added the club were “open whenever he is ready to come.”

Beckham has been the subject of much transfer speculation, with several Premier League clubs waiting to hear whether LA Galaxy will release the former England captain on a loan deal during the Major League Soccer off-season. The MLS season resumes on 15 March, meaning the ex-Manchester United midfielder would be available to play up to 11 games on a short-term deal.

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has already suggested that Beckham is keen to move to White Hart Lane, while Newcastle are another interested party.

Ronaldinho is in his native Brazil after leaving AC Milan’s winter training camp in Dubai – a move that looks set to end his troubled stay at the San Siro.