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Robinho: I should have joined Scolari at Chelsea

AC Milan signing Robinho says he was on his way to Chelsea before Manchester City came in for him.

Robinho admits Luiz Felipe Scolari wanted him at Chelsea.

He told the People: "Perhaps I should never have left Real Madrid.

"My destination was Chelsea with Luiz Felipe Scolari, but at the last moment City appeared and I accepted. I did not decide the transfer. Correspondence is always ­between clubs and I am not ­responsible for what anyone will pay. But Mark Hughes called me and insisted I joined the club. He was decisive in my move.

"At the beginning it was ­positive, but England is a hard country and I had problems adapting.

"Having Elano and Jo in the squad was a real bonus. They helped me to adapt but then Elano left I still don't ­understand the motives behind his exit.

"I do not understand why ­people said things about us. We all ­demonstrated our quality in the team, and Elano and I were both then in the Brazil side. Perhaps Hughes did not ­understand how best to use us both in his squad."

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