Robinho is on the verge of leaving AC Milan this summer and his destination was said to be Major League Soccer, but recent events dictate that the Brazilian star might be set for a permanent move back home to South America.
It's somewhat of a surprise, but Sky Sport Italia are reporting that Brazilian club Cruzeiro have jumped to the front of the queue of clubs seeking the signature of Robinho.
Cruzeiro are in talks with Robinho as they hope to usurp interest from Orlando City by completing the deal as early as Wednesday.
Talking to both teams
Robinho is currently in talks with both Cruzeiro and Orlando City, with the striker torn between Brazil and the USA. Robinho's agent confirmed that he will join one of the two clubs.
“Nothing has been concluded with any of the clubs who showed an interest in Robinho. They are two interesting clubs," Marisa Ramos explained.
AC Milan confirmed earlier this month that they were in the process of negotiating a transfer fee that would enable Robinho to move to MLS side Orlando City.
The side are due to begin playing in MLS in March 2015, and thanks to their South America ownership, they have already acquired the services of Kaka.
And Kaka believes that Robinho will join him at Orlando City, with Orlando Sentinel reporter Paul Tenorio revealing that Kaka told him that Robinho has received a massive offer from the club.
This month, Milan CEO, Adriano Galliani, told press that Robinho was in discussions with Orlando City and that both parties were keen on a deal. "Robinho wants to go to the American MLS," Galliani explained.
Robinho will almost certainly leave the San Siro this summer, but he spoke recently about not knowing exactly where he will end up. Speaking this week, he almost seemed to be saying goodbye to fans of the Rossoneri.
"We're still deciding. We will choose the best for me and Milan, who have always treated me very well. For fans of Milan I can only say thank you for everything."