Wagner Ribeiro oversaw Robinho's move to Manchester City and admitted to Sport: “‘If you are going to sell cakes in the market, we have a better offer from Manchester City' he [Real chief Predrag Mijatovic] said.
Real were informed by Ribeiro that Robinho would reject a move to The City of Manchester Stadium.
“I told him that Robinho will reject it but they accepted it," Ribeiro added. "I then demanded a salary higher than Chelsea’s offer and got 15 percent more.
“At the last moment, Chelsea offered €42 million but Real did not want to hear of it. Their pride would not allow it."