Man City ponder releasing Robinho on-loan

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini is ready to send Robinho away on-loan this month.

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini is ready to send Robinho away on-loan this month.

The Mirror says City are yet to receive an offer for the player who cost almost £35million less than 18 months ago, but it is clear there is little room for him in Mancini's system.

And it seems likely that he will be allowed to leave if an appropriate approach is forthcoming, with sources within the club suggesting that he may even be allowed to go out on loan during the current window, with a view to a permanent move at the end of the season.