While Milan negotiate Robinho’s sale, he has decided to take on Footvolley…
Flamengo have abandoned their pursuit of Robinho after failing to agree a fee with Milan for the forward.
Milan”s CEOt Adriano Galliani traveled to Rio de Janeiro on Monday to thrash out a sale of the 28-year-old – who is understood to be keen on a return to his homeland – but the Flamengo offer of €6 million was quickly dismissed.
A statement on Flamengo’s official website read: “Flamengo directors Wallim Vasconcellos and Flavio Godinho met on Monday afternoon with Mr. Adriano Galliani in an attempt to bring Robinho to the club. “Because of the amount requested by Milan, the club believes it is appropriate to abandon the deal and step aside.”
However, if one enters Flamengo’s official website the moment, nothing similar will appear. So, for now, this is an unexplained mystery…
Meanwhile, Galliani refused to concede defeat in negotiations with the Brasileirao outfit warned that they must improve their offer or face losing out in the race to sign Robinho.
“There is nothing concrete with Flamengo, not at least until January 2,” he told reporters. “Robinho wants to go back to Brazil, but can Flamengo can come up with the money that Milan want? I do not know. You should ask their leaders.”
Reports in Brazil suggest league champions Fluminense are ready to step up their interest in the striker with the Copa Libertadores imminent, while Sao Paulo feel the former Real Madrid man could plug the gap left by Paris Saint-Germain bound Lucas Moura. Atletico Mineiro have been the latest club to join the race.
In the meantime, the main topic of the negotiations seems to enjoy holidays at home as he was spotted lapping up the sun by playing Footvolley on the beach.