Rossoneri look to strengthen position after failed summer sale negotiations.
AC Milan are expected to offer striker Robinho a contract extension on Thursday after negotiations with Santos collapsed, as reported by La Gazzetta dello Sport.
The 29-year-old had been expected to seal a return to Brazil this summer, after talks with his former club had failed to secure a switch back in January.
However, disagreements over both the player’s valuation and his wages ensured that no deal has yet to be reached between the three parties, while the Brazilian transfer window is set to close on July 20.
It is understood that the decision to offer the Brazilian international an additional year on his current deal is purely based on strengthening the club’s position in future negotiations.
Robinho is set to see his current contract expire next summer, thus leaving the Rossoneri in no place to demand a high price-tag.
Given the security of another year, they will be hopeful of attracting decent bids although it is unlikely that he will be sold this summer.
The former Manchester City’s father and agent arrived at Via Turati, the club’s headquarters, around 16:30 local time on Thursday, with a meeting scheduled with Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani.
With Robinho set to extend his stay at San Siro, reports in Italy suggest that the club will now look to offload either Kevin-Prince Boateng or M’Baye Niang.
The latter was linked with a loan move back to France this morning by Gazzetta, although no statement has been issued by Milan suggesting that they are willing to allow the 19-year-old to leave.