Barcelona claim to have put an end to their pursuit of Man City’s Robinho after an offer for the Brazilian was rejected. Speaking to Catalan radio station Rac1, Barca president Joan Laporta said,
“The conditions that we were prepared to accept for Robinho were not accepted by Manchester City,”
Laporta claimed representatives of the two clubs met in Abu Dhabi to discuss the deal but no agreement was reached thus they have put an end to their interest.
Rumours of a return to Spain have hung around Robinho all season but intensified during his spell out of the team with an ankle injury. Robinho did little to help the situation by claiming he was flattered by the interest from Barca.
Laporta also claimed it would be very unlikely that the Catalan giants would delve into the transfer market this winter stating,
“Unless there is a last-minute surprise, I don’t think we will be tapping the winter transfer market. We are very satisfied with the squad that we have.”
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