Atlético Mineiro make offer for AC Milan forward Robinho - Report
Atlético Mineiro are believed to have made an offer of between €8-9 million to AC Milan for their Brazilian striker Robinho, according to reports in Brazil.
Robinho, 28, has made it clear that he wants to leave the Italian giants and return to Brazil and now Lancenet! are reporting that Atlético president Alexandre Kalil has met with AC Milan vice president Adriano Galliani to discuss the move for the former Manchester City and Real Madrid star.
The striker has been linked with a number of Brazilian clubs in the past few months but, after his former club Santos dropped out this week, it looks most likely that his next destination will be Atlético, where he would link up with another former AC Milan star Ronaldinho.
One of the reason’s why finding a club for Robinho has been so tough is down to both the transfer fee demanded by Milan, thought to be at least €10 million, and the wages demanded by the player, who is thought to want at least €4.8 million per year.
For Atlético to afford the deal they will have to get investment from outside the club, money that could come from their sponsor Banco BMG, who are expected to renew their deal with in the coming weeks.
As well as signing Robinho, Atlético are said to still want to resign their former striker Diego Tardelli, who is playing in Qatar with Al-Gharafa, as they look to make a real push for glory in the Brasileirão and the Copa Libertadores.