AC Milan Forward Robinho Closes In On MLS Switch To Orlando City

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Brazilian star set to head Stateside.

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AC Milan have announced that they are holding talks with new Major League Soccer franchise Orlando City regarding the sale of Brazilian star Robinho, Sky Sports reports.

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The 30-year-old is under contract with the Italian giants until June 2016 but has expressed his wish to leave the San Siro outfit this summer after four years at the club.

And vice-president Adriano Galliani told the club’s official website: “Robinho wants to go to the Major League Soccer.”

“There is a negotiation in place with Orlando, the same club that Kaka joined.

“They are keen to take Robinho and the player is willing to leave.

“We are not close to completing the deal so we shall see.

“In any case we have an excellent rapport with Robinho.”

Should the move go ahead Robinho will be linking up with former teammate and compatriot Kaka, who also joined the new club last week after he was released by the Serie A giants by mutual consent.

The 32-year-old only re-joined Milan last summer after spending four years away with Real Madrid in Spain.

Many believed that Kaka had done enough last season to earn a call up into Brazil’s World Cup squad this summer, but his move to the United States could spell the beginning of the end of a successful career.

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