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Milan chief Berlusconi drops Robinho hint

August 30, 2010
By Soccernet staff

AC Milan are interested in signing Manchester City forward Robinho, with Rossoneri owner Silvio Berlusconi claiming that his club's "intentions are there" to make a move for the wanatway Brazil international.

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Having been told he is surplus to requirements at Eastlands, Robinho has been linked with a host of European clubs - notably Turkish club Fenerbahce - but a transfer has yet to materialise.

That could soon change, as Milan chief Berlusconi revealed that he is considering making a move the Brazil forward, despite having just captured Zlatan Ibrahimovic on loan from Barcelona.

"If a certain player interests us and is functional to our needs then we will be ready for another hit,'' Berlusconi told Gazzetta dello Sport.

When asked about Robinho, Berlusconi said: "It doesn't depend on us, if it depended on us...Milan's intentions are there.

"Where could he (Robinho) play? We have so many possibilities and then it's better to have three players for two roles.''

Meanwhile, Italian striker Marco Borriello is considering a move away following the arrival of Ibrahimovic.

With Alexandre Pato, Ronaldinho, Filippo Inzaghi and Klaas Jan Huntelaar also in contention to partner Ibrahimovic in Milan's attacking line, 28-year-old Borriello fears limited playing time this season.

"Zlatan's arrival? He is a great champion but with his arrival there will be limited playing time,'' Borriello said.

"I have to evaluate my future well and speak to the club and my agent because right now I'm at the high point of my career.''

Borriello, who scored 14 goals in 29 league appearances for the Rossoneri last season, has been linked with a move to Juventus.