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AC Milan Deny Plans To Sell Ex-Manchester City Star

by Mark Brus

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AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani has denied claims that ex-Manchester City striker Robinho could be sold this summer, according to Forza Italian Football.

The 29-year-old has had a disappointing campaign for Milan this year, scoring just 2 goals in all competitions for the Serie A giants, leading to rumours that he could be set for a return to old club Santos in Brazil.

Other Brazilian clubs Internacional and Fluminese have also been linked with Robinho, but Galliani expects the player to see out his contract, which expires in 2014.

“Robinho is under contract with Milan and will remain in Milan,” he said. “He’s not going to leave. Everything is possible in football, but in principle he should remain in Milan.

“Interest from Internacional? I’m aware of it, but now we have to think to qualify in the Champions League.”

Robinho previously played for Manchester City, becoming their first signing of the Sheikh Mansour era when he joined from Real Madrid for a then-record fee of £32.5million, however he did not reach his best form in the Premier League either and was eventually sold to Milan for £15million.

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