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As many had expected, the Robinho transfer saga is coming to an unconventional end.. As it is with all soap operas, this one also has a final twist and the big bombshell is that Robinho will be staying in Madrid.

Marca journalist Juan Ignacio García-Ochoa has reported that Real Madrid have rejected the latest and supposedly final offer from Chelsea for the signature of Robinho.

Blues chief executive Peter Kenyon has been working hard over the last few days to seal the deal but his bosses are only willing to offer €32 million for the Brazilian winger, well short of the €40 million the Spanish giants were demanding.

And with time running out in the transfer market, it appears that Madrid, who had previously stated that they would only sell the 24 year old if they can first find his replacement, have put an end to all negotiations and the will retain the services of O Principe for at least one more season.

Although the official word has not yet been released by the club, once and if it is confirmed, Robinho will have to begin the task of winning back the support and affection of the fans and his teammates.

KS Leong

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