Or rather, he will play a friendly for Brazil against the US in New Jersey on August 11 - part of Mano Menezes' exciting new squad, alongside City targets Neymar and David Luiz. And then come back to City just in time for opening day.
But it's not obvious to me that Robinho could be re-integrated into the playing squad. In fact, I think that with Adam Johnson, David Silva and presumably Mario Balotelli in our 25 there might not even be a place for our (current) record signing.
It would be a situation so absurd that I am sure we will compromise between now and deadline day. In practice this will mean accepting of, say, £15m rather than holding out for £20m. There are not many clubs who could find that money to buy him, but maybe some. Beşiktaş? Milan? Benfica? Lyon? Juventus? That's my prediction, anyway.