Atletico Mineiro & Cruzeiro join Robinho race

The AC Milan forward has been strongly linked with a move to Orlando City but a move back to his native Brazil has now been confirmed as a possibility

Cruzeiro and Atletico Mineiro have emerged as potential frontrunners to sign Robinho by the AC Milan attacker's agent.

The Brazilian has been deemed surplus to requirements at San Siro this forthcoming season and looked to be on his way to Orlando City, but reported interest from his homeland has cast the move into doubt.

One of the 30-year-old's agents, Marisa Alija Ramos, has indeed confirmed that the duo are speaking to multiple parties, but did not shed any further light as to where Robinho would be plying his trade.

"There are several clubs that are talking," she told Lance!Net. "We have proposals from Atletico and Cruzeiro. We are looking at these proposals and analysing them.

"What is interesting are the ambitions and conditions that the clubs offer. The salary is important, this is obvious, but we are also weighing up attitude of the club."

However, despite the claims of the former Real Madrid man's agent, Orlando City's majority owner Flavio Augusto da Silva has informed Brazilian radio that talks with Robinho would be sorted within the fortnight.

"He should be registered in the same way as Kaka and I think within 10 days the situation should be resolved," Da Silva told Radio Globo.

"The desire of the player is important to me but there are financial issues and other clubs are interested."

Orlando City are a new Major League Soccer franchise in the United States and will enter the competition in the 2015 campaign.

Robinho could copy Kaka by signing up to the MLS club for next year and playing on loan in Brazil in the meantime.