AC Milan: Santos end Robinho interest


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Santos camp revealed club are no longer in pursuit of AC Milan forward Robinho after Italian giants were unreasonable with their transfer requests.

Robinho started his playing days with Santos in 2002, scoring 61 goals in 147 appearances for the Brazilian outfit before eventually earning a move to Europe with La Liga side Real Madrid.

The Brazil international moved on after making 101 outings for the Santiago Bernabeu club, agreeing to join Manchester City’s revolution under Mark Hughes.

The 29-year-old fell out of favour at the Etihad and was sold to AC Milan, where he has once again struggled to hold down a regular position, due to injuries, inconsistent performances and managerial changes.

Santos were eager to take him back on a permanent basis after he revealed last season he would love to return to his homeland to see out his professional career, but the San Siro outfit have placed a price tag on his head which can not be met by the Sau Paulo club.

Rodrigues said: “The values demanded by the Milan representative that talked with us are too high, both regarding the transfer fee and Robinho’s salary.

“It had been mooted that Santos would try and tempt the San Siro club by sending one of their current crop the other way, but Rodrigues was quick to dismiss those rumours.

“Milan have no interest for any Santos player.”

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