Eastlands misfit on his way to the San Siro.
Robinho is due to arrive in Italy on Tuesday morning to complete a move on loan from Manchester City to AC Milan.
The Serie A giants are confident of tying up a deal that would see the Brazilian join on a season-long loan, with the option to complete a permanent move next summer.
It seems increasingly likely that England has seen the last of the sublimely talented forward who show his game in the Premier League after becoming a British record £32.5million signing from Real Madrid two years ago.
Reports in Italy suggest he will have to halve his £160,000 a week wages to secure an exit from Eastlands but has boarded a private plane to Milan happy that a fresh start is imminent.
There is still some work to do before the clubs agree the details, but it is claimed he could eventually end up a permanent fixture at Milan for a fee of just £15m – rising to £16.5m with add-ons – on a four-year deal. (Daily Mail)
It seems that AC Milan are willing to make their move for the Brazilian and perhaps see him as a natural partner for newly arrived Zlatan Ibrahimovic, which would of course beg the question, “Where does Alexandre Pato go”. Marco Borriello could be on his way out of the San Siro which would leave room for the Man City man, but could he end up sitting on the bench at the Serie A club?
Roberto Mancini seemed unwilling to give the former Real Madrid man much of a look in since he arrived to replace Mark Hughes and a loan move to Santos last season seemed to confirm that the 26 year old had no future at Eastlands.
This move will apparently start out as a loan deal but if the Premier League side are lucky they may end up getting back around 50% of the big fee they paid for the talented striker back in 2008.