Rivaldo has revealed he will listen to offers from English clubs if he fails to resurrect his career at AC Milan before the re-opening of the transfer window. World Cup winner Rivaldo joined Milan on a free transfer from Barcelona in July 2002 after rejecting an offer from Tottenham.

But the 31-year-old found himself spending more time on the bench than the pitch and, despite winning Champions League honours with the San Siro giants at the end of last season, he is prepared to switch clubs if he has not regained a first-team place before the transfer window reopens in January.

After being linked with a transfer to Chelsea already, Rivaldo intends using Brazil's Walkers Stadium friendly against Jamaica tomorrow as a stage to show English clubs, as well as Milan, what they have been missing.

Speaking through an interpreter, Rivaldo said: "Every time I play for my national team I try to play my best football and this will be the case tomorrow."

Filed by Shane Murray