Lionel Messi of Barcelona denied claims that he will not donate £ 3.25 million to help Ronaldinho out of prison.
Ronaldinho was arrested earlier this month, reportedly for having entered Paraguay with a fake passport.
The 39-year-old is facing up to six months in prison.
Last week, there were rumours that Messi wants to help his former Barca team-mate, by hiring four top lawyers to take on his case, a move that would have cost him up to £3.25m.
However, according to Catalan publication Sport, Messi’s advisors have made it clear they will not be assisting Ronaldinho financially, even though he sympathises with the Brazilian.