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Robinho wants to leave Manchester City and join Barcelona, says Brazilian's agent
Published : 09 Jun 2010 12:24:57
Confirming that Robinho's representatives are set to hold talks with Manchester City's board next week, Evandro de Souza said the 26-year-old, who left the Eastlands earlier this year on a six-month loan to Santos, had struggled to settle into life under Mancini and that his heart was set on a spell at the Nou Camp. 'Any footballer in the world would love to play for a club like Barca," De Souza said. 'The relationship between Robinho and the board at Manchester City is very good, although it's true that there are some problems with the coach, Roberto Mancini. "We have a meeting with City on the 16th. I will travel to Manchester with Gilvan de Souza (Robinho's father) and we will look at the situation with Robinho. "We know that City are looking for a club for Robinho. There will be no quotes (from Robinho, at the moment). Robinho is focused on winning the World Cup." De Souza's comments have added fuel to speculation suggesting that City are considering a player-plus-cash deal with Barcelona which will see the Brazilian get his desired transfer with Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovich move the other way. Also set to make his Eastlands exit is Martin Petrov whose contract will no be renewed. Bolton and Aston Villa are the first two clubs understood to have expressed an interest.