Santos manager Muricy Ramalho has said that the likelihood of the Brazilian club bringing back their former player Robinho has been ruled out after the current club of the star striker AC Milan recently sold high profile players like Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva to French club PSG. Even before the departure of these players, it was expected that selling Robinho would not be an option due to the fact that players like Filippo Inzaghi have already left the club leaving a major void in the striking department. Now, Muricy Ramalho has conceded defeat in his efforts to sign Robinho by saying that he does not see AC Milan willing to negotiate a deal now.

AC Milan have received a combined £ 55 million after the sale of the two players to PSG. They will now be looking to invest the money in the signing of players who will be able to replace Gattuso, Filippo Inzaghi and Clarence Seedorf. They are some of the high profile players who have left the club prior to the departure of the duo. Robinho was regarded as a player capable of emulating Pele, which led to his transfer to Real Madrid in 2005. Since then, he has played for Manchester City and AC Milan.

“The deal was being made. But the sale of both players complicated things. If they had stayed it would have turned out differently. We were not far apart [in terms of a fee], the effort was great. But Milan did not want to complete the deal and now we know that it will not happen,” the coach told Terra. Santos were hoping to break the bank for the player in order to play him alongside the current star Neymar. If Neymar departs Santos in this transfer window, Robinho would have been an able replacement.