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Galliani: Robinho wants to leave AC Milan for Orlando

Galliani: Robinho wants to leave AC Milan for Orlando

The Brazilian attacker is keen to follow in the footsteps of compatriot and former Rossoneri teammate Kaka, who will head to Florida after a short loan spell at Sao Paulo.

AC Milan CEO Adriano Galliani has confirmed that Robinho wants to join MLS newcomer Orlando City - but added that a deal is still some way off.

The former Brazil international only signed a new contract with the Rossoneri last year that binds him to San Siro until 2016.

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However, Galliani has revealed that Robinho is now pushing for a move to Florida in order to be reunited with compatriot and former Milan teammate Kaka, who will arrive at Orlando after a short loan spell at Sao Paulo.

"There are talks with Orlando for Robinho," the Rossoneri vice president told reporters. "He wants to go there and the league begins in January. They want him but we are not close to concluding a deal.

"Our relations with 'Binho' are still very good and this is just one of many ongoing negotiations."

Robinho joined Milan from Manchester City in the summer of 2010 for a reported fee of 18 million euros.

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