Milan chief reveals Pato and Robinho asked to leave club
AC Milan Vice-President Adriano Galliani has confirmed he is flying to Brazil for transfer negotiations after Robinho and Alexandre Pato asked to leave the San Siro.
The Brazilian duo have made it clear they are unhappy in Italy and want to return to their homeland during the next transfer window.
Reports suggest Robinho has €8million offers from Flamengo and Fluminense, while Pato is wanted by Corinthians at €15million.
There has been much speculation surrounding the two players, but Galliani has now confirmed Pato and Robinho have actually requested transfers.
He said: “My trip to Brazil has been planned for months. It will be all work and no vacation, as there are two negotiations in progress.
“Pato and Robinho asked to leave Milan. I already know what could happen in case they do go.”
Milan boss Massimiliano Allegri has admitted that the Rossoneri will need a new striker if the club decide to sell either player, while club owner Silvio Berlusconi wants at least one of them to stay.
Robinho played 70 minutes of his side's crushing 4-2 defeat at Roma on Saturday, while Pato is still out of action due to another injury.