Santos: Robinho wage demands unreasonable

2013-07-13 01:19:30 GMT2013-07-13 09:19:30(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

RIO DE JANEIRO, July 12 (Xinhua) -- Santos have blamed Robinho's high salary demands for the club's failure to lure the AC MIlan winger back to Brazil.

Talks over a possible transfer broke down on Wednesday after the 29-year-old refused to reduce his 500,000 US-dollar-a-month wage request.

"The decision is definitive, unless something changes on the other side," Santos president Luis Alvaro de Oliveira Ribeiro told Radio Bandeirantes on Friday.

"Milan finished up at a pretty reasonable price-tag, less than 6 million euro. What Robinho wants to earn coupled with what the club would've paid Milan creates a figure that is unreasonable for any Brazilian club."

Robinho claims he accepted a 35% pay cut from his current salary with the Rossoneri in a bid to facilitate the move.

The former Real Madrid and Manchester City player, now in the final year of his contract at the San Siro, struggled for a regular first-team place under manager Massimiliano Allegri last season.

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