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Robinho exit talks continue

MANCHESTER CITY manager Roberto Mancini has confirmed discussions are taking place with Brazilian rivals Santos and Sao Paulo over a deal to let striker Robinho leave on loan.

The 26-year-old is in the City squad for tonight’s crunch Carling Cup semi-final with Manchester United but said on Monday he was “90 per cent” sure he was heading home to Brazil.

Mancini said: “It is possible something could happen. This kind of thing does happen. I know in Italy of instances when clubs paid a lot of money for a fantastic player but afterwards he needed to play at another club.

“Negotiations are happening but for now he is part of my squad.”