Algerian full-back and Brazilian ace committed to proving their worth…
The Samba Kings ace has been linked with a move back to his homeland, where reports have revealed he could return to the club where he started his career. However, the Italian side seem keen to keep the talented forward and have since made it clear they are not prepared to sell Robinho.
The Serie A giants have already lost many of their core players from last season, including the club’s 2011/12 top scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic and defender Thiago Silva.
Ibrahimovic’s departure to Paris Saint-Germain has opened the door for Robinho and compatriot Alexandre Pato to prove their worth next season, while Antonio Cassano and Stephan El Shaarawy will also be raring to go for the Rossoneri.
Santos even proposed a swap deal involving 22-year-old goalkeeper Rafael, a highly-rated stopper who recently earned a call-up to Brazil’s international squad.
Also, Algeria international Djamel Mesbah has sought to bring an end to the speculation regarding his future by stating his desire to earn a regular role at Milan. Mesbah has linked up with the Rossoneri in January, penning a four-and-a-half-year contract. Just six months into his time at the San Siro, it is being reported that he could soon be on the move once again.
The 27-year-old full-back is said to be attracting interest from England, France and from within Serie A.
Mesbah is flattered to be linked with the likes of Arsenal, Tottenham, Marseille and Torino, but has made it clear that he sees his immediate future in Milan.
“It is flattering when you hear about teams with big reputations being interested in you and I am grateful to be linked with all of those teams,” said the highly-rated left-back. “However, I want to stay with Milan and fight to be in the starting line-up. I love Milan and I feel very happy here.”