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Ronaldo to sign for Corinthians

Ronaldo ruptured a tendon in his left knee in February

Former Brazil striker Ronaldo has agreed to join Sao Paulo-based outfit Corinthians after fighting back from a serious knee injury.

The 32-year-old, who left AC Milan last June, made his comeback in a charity match in Morocco last month.

"We've reached a verbal agreement for Ronaldo to play there (Corinthians)," said his agent Fabiano Farah.

The Brazilian has agreed a one-year contract with the club who have won promotion back to the first division.

Corinthians confirmed negotiations were at an advanced stage.

"In the next few hours, the two sides should provide the final formalities to close the deal and set a date for the presentation of the athlete," said a statement on the club's website.

It will be the first time Ronaldo has played for a Brazilian club since leaving Cruzeiro at the age of 17 to join PSV Eindhoven.


The three-time world player of the year spent nine months on the sidelines after rupturing a tendon in his left knee while playing for AC Milan in February.

His contract with Milan expired on 30 June and he was training with Brazilian outfit Flamengo in an effort to return to full fitness.

The former Barcelona, Real Madrid and Inter Milan striker recently turned down an offer to join Italian side Siena.

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