The January transfer window was relatively mild with no huge transfer setting the world of football alight.

But a huge statement was released earlier today by Mundo Deportivo said that ex-Barcelona star Ronaldinho was on the verge of signing for an EPL club in January.

The Brazilian legend apparently rejected an offer from the King Power Stadium as Claudio Ranieri looked to add significantly to his squad to push for a title challenge that now looks within reach.

The 35-year old has been out of a contract since he left Fluminense in September and it is understood that the Foxes enquired of his situation in a bid to get him back to the high-octane Premier League.

However, Ronaldinho was not really keen on a move to the King Power as he rejected the offer for a more financially lucrative one elsewhere.

The new money pot in world football, China has stolen the attention of many football legends including the likes of Fernando Torres and John Terry and it is now reported that Ronaldinho is holding out for a big money move to China.

A number of players have already made the move to the Asian country and it now looks like a destination for many footballers who are looking for life after competitive football.

Ronaldinho would have been an excellent addition to the squad for the Foxes but the intensity of the Premier League is not what is required for the 35-year-old who instead has opted for a more financially viable situation down in Asia.

Leicester City are now 3 points ahead of Manchester City with 14 games to play in the race for the Barclays Premier League title this season.


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