Saturday July 14 2012
Santos deny Robinho interest

Santos have denied that they are preparing a move for former striker Robinho, who has been linked with a departure this summer.

Reports this morning insinuated that the 28-year-old was available on the market for any bids over and above €15m, with his former club Santos reportedly keen in negotiating a deal.

It was understood that they were preparing to offer goalkeeper Rafael Cabral as part of the deal for Robinho, in relation to the Rossoneri’s previous links with the 22-year-old international.

However, the Brazilian club’s Vice President Odilio Rodrigues has denied that there are plans to make any kind of move.

“There is a need for reinforcements at the club, but there is nothing at the moment being done with Robinho,” he told reporters.

“He has a strong relationship with our club, but for now he is working with Milan and he is happy.

“We did speak with Milan about Rafael earlier this year, but no official proposal ever came through.”

Robinho began his career with Santos and briefly returned to the club on loan in 2010, before leaving Manchester City for Milan.

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