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Santos coach Muricy Ramalho warns Robinho to lower wage demands

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Santos coach Muricy Ramalho has warned Milan forward Robinho that he must “give something up” if he wants to join the club.

The striker has made it clear he wants a return to his homeland, in particular to Santos, ahead of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Rossoneri Vice-President Adriano Galliani held a meeting with Santos officials on Friday night, though the €7million offer is still well below Milan’s €10million asking price.

However, Muricy Ramalho has now warned Robinho that he must be more cooperative with his wage demands if he wants the deal to happen.

The 57-year-old told Globoesporte: "The transfer fee and wage demands are really very high.

"Robinho wants to return and that helps us a little. Considering this desire exists, we hold on to our optimism. Negotiations have not collapsed completely, but they are very complicated.

"If he wants to join Santos, he has to give something up."

The transfer fee could be bridged by including an option on 19-year-old Felipe Anderson as part of the deal but Robinho still reportedly wants around €5million a season.

The 28-year-old is also attracting reported interest from Flamengo, Fluminense and now Atlético Mineiro.

Source: Football Italia


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