AC Milan forward Robinho has been linked with a move back to boyhood club Santos for some time now - with the deal only being delayed because of a failure, from the two clubs, to agree on the asking price

The Brazilian side tried to lure Robinho away in January but Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani took him off the market following the sale of Alexandre Pato to Corinthians.

However, since the sale of Neymar to Barcelona for £48.6m Santos have stepped up in their pursuit.

It is reported that Milan are demanding around £8.6m for the 29-year-old who is about to go into the final year of his contract.

"In this moment there is an important distance to complete the negotiation," Santos president Luis Alvaro de Oliveira told Globo Esporte.

"Milan are asking a lot and the player too has a salary request which does not seem right to us.

"We have no intention of being foolish. We can talk only if Milan come back to reality."

Milan are looking to receive as much as they can for the former Manchester City man, with him being able to leave on a free next summer.

Santos have the money to fund the deal but it would seem both clubs are stalling over the negotiations.

 

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