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Report: Robinho in discussions to leave AC Milan with sights on Orlando


A report in La Gazzetta dello Sport says that lawyers for Robinho are currently in talks with AC Milan CEO Adriano Galliani to mutually void the rest of his contract.

Robinho’s goal, according to the report, is to team up with AC Milan teammate and fellow Brazilian Kaka who has been in negotiations with expansion club Orlando City FC, which will join Major League Soccer in 2015.

Kaka will not leave AC Milan until that time, but apparently Robinho is keen on making it to the United States sooner. It’s unclear whether he will try to sign with a club for the rest of the 2014 MLS season or if he will jump on board with Orlando City right away, taking an extended break before the 2015 season.

According to the report, Robinho is looking to “finish his career” in the United States.

However, the report also suggests that Robinho to Major League Soccer is not necessarily a sure thing, as Brazilian club Flamengo is also making a play for his signature.

The split makes sense for both parties, as AC Milan finished this season outside of European qualification, and will look to cut dead weight and make plenty of changes, and at 30 years old it would make sense for the club to find a replacement for Robinho.

The forward will not be going to Brazil this summer with the national team, as he and Kaka were both left off the roster by manager Luiz Felipe Scolari, so the pair will have time to make headway on negotiations during the time off.