Something almost as tiresome and predictable as 'Yaya Touré might come to City but is waiting for better offers' stories; Robinho breaks the news that he'd rather play for someone other than Manchester City in 2010/11.
“Any footballer in the world would love to play for a club like Barca," De Souza said. “The relationship between Robinho and the board at Manchester City is very good, although it's true that there are some problems with the coach, Roberto Mancini.
"We have a meeting with City on the 16th. I will travel to Manchester with Gilvan de Souza (Robinho's father) and we will look at the situation with Robinho. "We know that City are looking for a club for Robinho. There will be no quotes (from Robinho, at the moment). Robinho is focused on winning the World Cup."
There's not much to add. We know he doesn't want to come back. I don't think Roberto Mancini is too concerned either way and while we wouldn't mind if he left, the club will want some return on the £32m invested in him. I always thought the most likely deal was as bait in a cash plus player deal with either Barcelona or Benfica for any of their players we want. But those deals are complicated enough without throwing Robson de Souza into the mix.