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Robinho´s going nowhere, insists Real president

SoccerNews in English Premier League, La Liga 30 Aug 2008


Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon insisted Saturday that Brazilian winger Robinho would be staying with the Spanish side, despite the player saying he is still in talks with English club Chelsea.

“He's going to stay here, I'm saying that,” Calderon told the daily ABC, adding that the Brazilian was “a good boy, badly advised” by his entourage.

Robinho, 24, said in an interview with Brazilian television Globoesporte on Friday that he wanted to leave, adding that “negotiations were ongoing” for his eventual transfer to the English club.

Chelsea manager Luiz Felipe Scolari admitted on Friday he was in the dark over his club's bid to sign Robinho.

Scolari made Robinho his top transfer target when he arrived at Stamford Bridge in July but Chelsea have been unable to seal the deal.

The Premier League club have had a bid turned down by Real, who are adamant Robinho will remain at the Bernabeu even though the player is keen to move.

Meanwhile, Calderon boasted that Real were the “best team” in Europe and would be bidding to win everything – the Primera Liga, the Champions League and the Spanish Cup – this season.

“We don't have any need to sign (new players). I challenge anyone to tell me that there is a better team in Europe!”

Real failed in bids to sign Valencia striker David Villa, Villarreal midfielder Santi Cazorla and Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo from Manchester United.


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