Sunday December 23 2012
'Pato and Robinho want to go home'

Milan Vice-President Adriano Galliani has flown out to Brazil to sell Alexandre Pato and Robinho. “The lads want to go home.”

The transfer guru had already stated he was going to travel to South America for negotiations, as Santos, Flamengo and Fluminense are interested in Robinho, while Corinthians have made a €15m offer for Pato.

“It’s a bit of a sad Christmas, but a defeat can happen and the game with Roma was rather unusual,” Galliani told Sky Sport Italia at the airport.

The Rossoneri were beaten 4-2 at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome last night.

“Pato and Robinho? We’ll see how these two negotiations go. The lads want to go home to their own country.

“Which of the two is the simplest deal to work out? Nothing is ever simple.”

Galliani was also asked whether the money raised from these sales would enable Milan to make a concrete offer for Manchester City star Mario Balotelli.

“It’s difficult, above all in economic terms. We’ll see...”

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