Fresh from helping Atletico Mineiro win the coveted Copa Libertadores, South America’s continental title, Ronaldinho has been strongly linked with one final fling in European football.
The 33-year-old’s brother Assis, who also acts as his agent, set the rumours into overdrive when travelling to the Turkish capital to meet with Besiktas officials.
Reports suggested the purpose of the talks surrounded the possible signing of the Brazilian magician during this transfer window. However, the player has moved to distance himself from the situation by declaring his contentment with current club Atletico.
A World Cup winner in 2002, Ronaldinho has seen and done it all during successful spells with Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona, plus a slightly disappointing stay at AC Milan.
He claims his brother was speaking with Besiktas about other footballers on his books, rather than Ronaldinho.
Now, the superstar will be loathe to give up what he has in favour of a move to Turkey, having found some peace and happiness with the Belo Horizonte side back in his homeland.
However, it could well be that another opportunity to parade his talent in Europe would appeal to the player at this late stage in his career, but Besiktas must produce one heck of an offer to tempt him.