Brazilian forward set to return to former club Santos.
Former Manchester City striker Robinho could be on his way out of AC Milan this January as he nears a return to his old club Santos, according to Forza Italian Football.
The 29-year-old was the first signing of the Sheikh Mansour era at Manchester City, though he never truly impressed in his two seasons with the club, eventually returning to Santos for a spell on loan in 2010.
Robinho then enjoyed something of a career revival when he made the move to Serie A with AC Milan, though he has seen his form dip again in the last couple of seasons as he looks a contender to be placed on the transfer list this January.
Santos are ready to bring him back to the club where he started his career and first emerged as a top talent, and it is thought that the Brazilian will be open to an exit from the San Siro after falling down the pecking order at the club behind new signings such as Alessandro Matri.
Robinho has also represented Real Madrid in his career in Europe, which never took off as it looked like it might when he first broke onto the scene as one of the most exciting youngsters in the world.