Robinho remains hopeful of staying with Santos.

The £32.5million Manchester City flop played his final loan game for Santos this week.

Now the 26-year-old striker will ask City boss Roberto Mancini to allow him to make his switch to the Samba club permanent.

He said: "I hope this is not goodbye. It's not easy to convince the English to agree a deal, but I trust the leaders of Santos to be successful.

"I think I belong here in Brazil more than the Premier League."

He added: "My agents have received several offers from clubs in Europe but everything is on hold until Santos meet City."

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