The Brazil star was left out of the side to face Sevilla with the club citing a calf problem for his absence. However, the Spanish papers have since been full of stories speculating the former Paris St Germain playmaker had been punished for too many late nights with his response being to instruct his agent, and brother, to start negotiating a move to Chelsea.
But new signing Yaya Toure is convinced Ronaldinho will be back to his best shortly, saying: "He had a little niggle in his calf, but I think he´ll be okay for our next game. I´ve been surprised by some of the comments made about him - he´s a great player and I think all of this will pass over soon."
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