Robinho plays down return to Santos

Last Updated: Sat, May 05, 2012 07:40 hrs

Rio de Janeiro, May 5 (IANS) AC Milan winger Robinho has played down reports of his return to Brazilian club Santos.

Last month Santos president Luis Alvaro Ribeiro claimed Robinho wanted to resign with his former club, saying the move depended on Milan's willingness to release the 28-year-old.

But Robinho insisted Friday he was happy at San Siro, where he is contracted until 2014.

"I know how football is. At this stage of the season there are always exaggerated rumours," Robinho was quoted as saying by Xinhua.

"The truth is that I am happy in Milan. I am comfortable and focused towards giving my all for the club."

Robinho, a regular starter for Milan in Italy's Serie A, has had two separate spells at Santos. He was part of the 2002 and 2004 teams which won the Brazilian Championship before returning to help the club secure the 2010 Brazilian Cup.

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