Flamengo ends pursuit of AC Milan's Robinho
Flamengo have ended their pursuit of AC Milan's wantaway forward Robinho after it was revealed that a bid in the region of €6m was rejected.
The Rossoneri are demanding a higher bid for the Brazilian after club vice-president Adriano Galliani travelled to Rio de Janieiro to thrash out a deal.
But it now appears that Flamengo have terminated any possible deal for the former Real Madrid star.
A statement was published on the club's official website: "Flamengo directors Wallim Vasconcellos and Flavio Godinho met on Monday afternoon with Mr. Adriano Galliani in an attempt to bring Robinho to the club.
"However, because of the amount requested by Milan, the club believe it is appropriate to abandon the deal and step aside."
Galliani, however, refused to give up on a possible deal being struck between the two clubs: "There is nothing concrete with Flamengo, not at least until January 2," he told reporters.
"Robinho wants to go back to Brazil, but can Flamengo can come up with the money that Milan want? I do not know. You should ask their leaders."