Galliani: Robinho will not leave Milan, and we will not sign Balotelli

The Rossoneri vice president says the Brazilian will not leave the San Siro and neither will his attacking counterparts, adding the club will not sign the Manchester City forward
AC Milan vice president Adriano Galliani has declared that Robinho will not be leaving the club, and says the Rossoneri have no interest in signing Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli.

Brazil international Robinho had been expected to leave the club in the current transfer window, but Galliani has officially ruled out the departure of the former Real Madrid man or any other striker at the club after disucssions with teams in his native Brazil fell through.

"Robinho will not leave," Galliani told Sky Sports. "Robinho did not want to leave Milan, he just wanted to go home. We failed to agree a deal with Santos, and his agent couldn’t agree personal terms either. Other Brazilian clubs were ready to fulfil all the requirements, but Robinho wanted to stay with Milan. I heard from Gremio yesterday and they wanted him at all costs."

Milan lost Alexandre Pato on an outward transfer to FIFA Club World Cup champion Corinthians, but Galliani said that the club is happy with its attacking options and that nobody else will be brought in.

"Our attacking options are sorted, there will be no ins or outs. Robinho is happy to stay at Milan, so he will," Galliani said. "The rumors linking us with Mario Balotelli are also false. I do not have a problem with the striker himself, but our forward department is complete."

Robinho has scored two goals in 11 appearances in Serie A this season.

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