Barcelona's Carles Puyol deal leaves Robinho out in the cold at Manchester City

24 October 2009 09:09
Manchester City's hopes of bringing in Carles Puyol from Barcelonato strengthen their back four have ended with the news that the Catalanclub's captain has signed a new contract until 2013.

Puyol was one player mooted as a possible makeweight in a deal to take Robinho to the Nou Camp in January.

Staying: Barcelona captain Carles Puyol

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Thierry Henry, another player the club would be willing to sacrifice for Robinho, is unlikely to play ball with another 18 months on his Barca contract.

City are unlikely to allow Robinho to leave in mid-season so he will probably have to wait until the summer for the move he craves.

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Source: Daily_Mail