Milan Striker Robinho Agrees Santos Switch


The Brazilian appears to be on the verge of a return to former side Santos…

Milan out-of-favor striker Robinho has reached an agreement with Brazilian club Santos over a summer move, Calciomercato reveals.

However, the terms between the two sides are yet to be discussed, as Santos are believed to have tabled in a €7 million bid. The Vila Belmiro side have also tried to include goalkeeper Rafael in the deal, but Milan have made it clear that a player exchange won’t do the job.

Copa Libertadores 2011 champions are looking to replace Neymar after his move to Barcelona and the former Brazil international is considered to be his successor. In fact, only couple of days ago, Santos president Odilio Rodrigues admitted the club have opened talks with the Italian giant about the possibility of bringing the hitman back.

“We are looking forward to a brief reply from Milan, later this week. We want to understand whether the purchase of Robinho may be feasible or not, but I think so.

“Currently there are ongoing negotiations for anyone, we are testing the market but at the moment there are no announcements to make.”, he told reporters.

Robinho himself was a little more coy was recently quizzed on his future in Italy. “Will I return to Santos? Right now it’s a question I cannot answer, but it is clear that Santos is my boyhood club and I have many good memories of my time there,” he said.

The 29-year-old started his career with Santos and was linked with a move back to the Brazilian club in the January transfer window, but nothing materialized as reports suggested that a fee could not be agreed.

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