Sunday July 28 2013
Robinho injury concerns Milan

Concerns are growing over Robinho’s injury against Valencia, as it could affect Milan’s transfer strategy.

The Brazilian had an eventful game at the Mestalla last night, as he had a penalty saved, scored a goal and then limped off in the 2-1 victory.

Massimiliano Allegri and Adriano Galliani confirmed they were “concerned” about the injury, which will take a few days to evaluate.

He appeared to suffer an upper thigh or groin strain, which could rule him out for several weeks, including the Champions League play-off.

According to Italian media, Milan are forced to reconsider their transfer strategy if Robinho is indeed sidelined for an extended period.

There are already reports they have revived talks with Fiorentina for striker Adem Ljajic, whose contract renegotiations with the Tuscans faltered this week.

The Rossoneri could also step up attempts to sign Dutch international Ola John from Benfica, as Galliani confirmed he was offered the player this week.

He also had dinner with the chief of Doyen Sports, who co-own Ola John’s contract.

The 21-year-old is a versatile figure who can play wide left or in a more attacking role.