Brazilian hoping to secure return to homeland with former club.
AC Milan striker Robinho is willing to take a significant pay cut in order to seal a return to Santos this summer, according to his lawyer.
The move has been at risk of falling through due to the demands of both the Rossoneri and the player himself, although it would now appear that Robinho is willing to sacrifice financial benefits.
The 29-year-old is eager to seal a return to his former club, as he looked for guarantees of regular first-team football ahead of the World Cup next year.
The former Manchester City ace has been reduced to a squad player at San Siro over the course of the last season, and therefore is now open to a move away from Italy.
His agent had been expected to meet with the club on Tuesday, ahead of the deadline for the Brazilian transfer window which slams shut on July 15.
It is understood that Robinho will reduce his salary expectations to agree on a deal with Santos, while Milan will drop their asking price as they look to bolster their options ahead of next season.
“He accepts that he will earn a lot less to return to Santos, he is aware that there is a need to reduce his current salary,” his lawyer Marisa Ramos explained to LANCE!Net as quoted by football-italia.net.
“I have a planned trip to Milan and will arrive today [yesterday].
“Upon learning of Santos’ genuine interest, I will talk to Milan in the coming days.”
Robinho’s father has also reacted angrily today to news that his son has possibly been represented by agent Mino Raiola, who he says has nothing to do with his interests.
It appears as though there has been some miscommunication between the two clubs, however they are on course to agree a deal which will see the much-travelled Brazilian return home.