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Man City have bagged Robinho for record fee

Latest update : 2008-09-02

Manchester City, which is flush with cash from prospective new owners Abu Dhabi United Group, have signed Brazilian striker Robinho, who wanted to join Chelsea, from Real Madrid for 40 million euros, Spanish media reported.

Manchester City signed Brazilian striker Robinho, who wanted to join Chelsea, from Real Madrid for 40 million euros (58.7 million dollars) on Monday, news radio Cadena Ser reported.
   
It was not possible to immediately confirm the report with the Spanish champions. Spanish football's transfer period ends at midnight on Monday.
   
Earlier on Monday Spanish media reported that Manchester City, which is flush with cash from prospective new owners Abu Dhabi United Group for Development and Investment, had offered 35 million euros for Robinho.
   
Cadena Ser said Real agreed to sell the player when Manchester City raised its offer to 40 million euros.
   
Robinho said Sunday that his "head was at Chelsea" at a press conference where he once again asked to be allowed to join the English side which is coached by Brazil's Luiz Felipe Scolari.
   
Real meanwhile have launched a fresh bid to recruit Spanish international David Villa from Valencia, the web site of sports daily Marca reported.
 

Date created : 2008-09-01

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