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No Barca move for Robinho

22 Oct 2009 08:08:55

No Barca move for Robinho

Barcelona insist they have made no approach for Robinho since being warned off the playmaker over the summer. The Manchester City forward continues to be strongly linked with a move to Camp Nou, with reports suggesting a January switch could be on the cards. Robinho joined City in a record-breaking deal in 2008 but has struggled for consistency during his time in England. He has also seen his 2009/10 campaign blighted by injury, restricting him to just a handful of appearances this term. City, who now boast a squad brimming with attacking talent, have fared admirably in his absence, helping to fuel speculation that they could be willing to discuss a sale. Mark Hughes has, however, maintained that he has no plans to part with Robinho, insisting the 25-year-old remains an important part of his plans. That was the message given to Barcelona when they came calling during pre-season and the Catalan giants claim they have made no fresh move since then. "Robinho is an interesting player who we asked about in the summer," said Barca sporting director Txiki Begiristain. "But City would not talk about a transfer and since then we have not made any move."


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