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AC Milan footballer is closer to a return to his native country, at Santos. But he has too much claims regarding salary, which led the Brazilian club bosses to ask him to reduce them if he wants a transfer this summer.

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A few days ago the vice-president of the group from San Siro, Adriano Galliani, confirmed that 29-year-old player is keen to return to his native club that launched him great football. It would be Robinho’s third adventure with  Santos, club that loaned him from Manchester City before signing with the Italian giant.

Negotiations between the two clubs are at an advanced level. The only impediment is the salary demanded by the player, but the president of Santos, Odilio Rodrigues, has sent Robinho that has to cut his demands if he wants to be transferred this summer in Brazil, where will have part of more football before de 2014 World Cup.

“He is much closer (to joining Santos) now than he was some days ago.” Rodrigues said for the ESPN Brasil.

“I hope he reduces his demands. We know he is an important asset at Milan, and (we) have the expectation that he will reduce (his demands) so that the whole operation becomes feasible.”

Robinho was transferred to Milan in 2010 from Manchester City. The Brazilian cost the Rossoneri € 18 million. In these three years spent with the group from the San Siro, Robinho has collected 112 appearances in all competitions, scoring for the team in Serie A no less than 27 goals.