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Robinho signs for AC Milan

AC Milan have confirmed the signing of Brazilian striker Robinho from Manchester City for a reported fee of £18m ahead of today’s 6pm transfer deadline.

The former Real Madrid player joined City in September 2008 for a British record transfer fee of £32.5m following the Manchester club’s takeover by the Abu Dhabi United Group earlier the same month.

However, Robinho failed to deliver on his hefty price-tag and was deemed surplus to requirements when Roberto Mancini took over as manager last January and was loaned out to Santos.

The 26-year-old will now link up with his compatriots Ronaldinho and Alexandre Pato as well as fellow new arrival Zlatan Ibrahimovic as Milan look to challenge their city rivals Inter.

Just don't expect much tracking back from that quartet.

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