Galliani: Robinho wants to leave AC Milan for Orlando

The Brazilian attacker is keen to follow in the footsteps of compatriot and former Rossoneri team-mate 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 newcomers 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.

However, Galliani has revealed that Robinho is now pushing for a move to Florida in order to be reunited with compatriot and former Milan team-mate 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.