Galliani: Robinho could be sold to Santos

The AC Milan vice-president confirmed that he is trying to find the Brazil attacker a new club, while it seems that Sao Paulo and Flamengo are out of the running for the forward
AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani has revealed that Santos are leading the chase for Robinho.

The Rossoneri chief is currently in South America attempting to sort out a transfer for wantaway attacker Alexandre Pato, but his fellow native Brazilian is another that is likely to leave during the January transfer window.

Galliani confirmed there is interest in the former Real Madrid man, but admitted that Flamengo is no longer a potential destination for Robinho.

"There is the possibility of a sale to Santos," the San Siro chief told Globo Esporte.

"We haven’t been able to reach an agreement with Flamengo though, while I still don’t know about Atletico Mineiro."

Pato's move back to his homeland looks set to be completed in early January, with Corinthians having shown concrete interest in sealing a deal.

Robinho's destination, however, is a lot less certain, and Sao Paulo's vice-president has confirmed that his side have pulled out of the running for the ex-Manchester City forward.

Joao Paulo de Jesus Lopes told ESPN Radio Estadao: "We have no interest in signing him.

"At one point there was an initial interest to understand how the business was, but internally we are convinced that, for a number of reasons, the athlete is not what we were looking."