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Man City confirm Robinho on outer

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has confirmed negotiations have begun with Santos and Sao Paulo over a Robinho loan deal. Mancini also revealed that the Brazilian is in his City squad for Wednesday night's Carling Cup semi-final second leg clash with arch-rivals Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Robinho scored for City in their 4-2 FA Cup fourth-round win at Scunthorpe on Sunday.

"It is possible that something could happen,'' confirmed Mancini.

"This kind of thing does happen. I know in Italy there were 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."

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