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Robinho Nears Santos Return

Forward still hoping to secure a move home.

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AC Milan forward Robinho is edging closer to a move back to former club Santos this summer and hopes that the two parties can agree a deal sooner rather than later, Sky Sports reports.

The 29-year-old has been hoping to return to his boyhood club for some time now, but a deal to make it happen has proved more difficult to strike than first hoped.

Santos vice-president Odilio Rodriguez confirmed the club are in talks with representatives of the player but confessed there is a long way to go before anything is finalised.

“We were negotiating with people appointed by Robinho, who presented some conditions related to both Milan and the player, but we could not continue the talks,” he told Globo Esporte.

“Later, Robinho suggested that we talk with Marisa Ramos, who presented different conditions, lower than the previous ones.

“She is now in Milan to get informed about how much they want for him, but we don’t know that value yet.

“If Milan change the conditions, we will evaluate the package as a whole as it is a three-year contract and involves salary as well as payment conditions. Let’s see if it’s feasible or not.

“We know we want him, but it’s up to the board to evaluate if it’s financially feasible. We can’t evaluate the deal piece by piece, we have to evaluate the full cost of the operation.”

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