Saturday July 6 2013
Report: Robinho breakthrough

Reports in Brazil suggest Milan are close to a deal with Santos for Robinho, agreeing to spread the payment.

The Brazilian transfer window closes on July 15, so time is of the essence, especially as Adriano Galliani confirmed no new forwards will come in until Robinho is sold.

The Rossoneri have lowered their initial €10m price-tag to €8.5m and the player also agreed to cut his wage demands.

According to the Brazilian media this evening, Milan have now also accepted payment in instalments, which will make the move easier for Santos.

Once the sale has been completed, the San Siro side can reinvest in CSKA Moscow star Keisuke Honda and Fiorentina forward Adem Ljajic.