Barcelona President Joan Laporta Reveals Manchester City Rejected Robinho Bid

Barca unlikely to add to the squad during the winter window...
Barcelona president Joan Laporta has revealed that Robinho will not be joining the newly crowned world champions after Manchester City rejected the Blaugrana's offer for the Brazilian forward.

Robinho has been linked with a move to Camp Nou since the summer and various reports in the Spanish press in the intervening period suggested that a deal would be done during the winter transfer window, with officials from both clubs expected to meet during Barca's stay in the United Arab Emirates for the FIFA Club World Cup.

Laporta has now revealed that a deal is no longer on the cards after City turned down a bid from Barca and it is unlikely that any addition will be made to the squad during the winter window.

"We are pleased with our squad and if we have to do some fine-tuning we will. Our offer for Robinho was not accepted and this team we have will not be added to, unless something unforeseen arises at the last minute," he is quoted as saying by Sport.

Paul Madden,