Benfica approach Man City for Robinho deal

Benfica have made a move for Manchester City winger Robinho.

Benfica have made a move for Manchester City winger Robinho.

The Sunday Mirror says Benfica are the latest club to ask Manchester City about the availability of Robinho – and have been told by the Blues to make them an offer.

New boss Roberto Mancini has already run out of patience with the Brazilian – and City are already holding talks with Barcelona and Santos about the possibility of allowing the £32.5million British record signing leave on loan.

But while City are prepared to let Robinho make a ­temporary move, any deal will hinge on suitors agreeing to pay his £160,000-a-week wages in full.

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