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Manchester City chief executive Garry Cook has reiterated manager Mark Hughes’ sentiments that Robinho will not leave in January.

The Brazilian has been linked with a move to Barcelona since the summer but so far City have remained defiant in their bid to retain him.

Robinho has flown with the rest of the squad to a training camp in Abu Dhabi but rumours have suggested the player’s representatives will meet with Barca officials in the Far East, something which Cook denies.

“There are no plans to meet Barcelona here this week. One of the things we always say to Robinho is that there seems to be a lot of people claiming to represent him,” he said.

“But we only speak to his father, who Robinho himself says is his only representative. His father is not here, so we assume everyone else is up to their tricks.

“Categorically, there is nothing on anyone’s agenda, whether it is the chairman’s, mine, or, Mark’s.”

Following a disappointing run of five consecutive league draws Cook believes City need to rediscover the ‘buzz’ they had earlier in the season.

“There was a buzz about the place when we played Arsenal,” he added. “Everybody’s expectations were high but we got disjointed a little bit.

“We lost [Emmanuel] Adebayor for a little bit and then international games broke our momentum up.

“Since then we have had a couple of games where we thought we could have probably come away with a better result but that is the way it works.

“Overall we are quite pleased with out progress. If someone had said at the beginning of the season we would be fourth after 10 Premier League games and in the quarter-finals of the Carling Cup, we would have taken it.

“We have gone through many years at this football club where survival has been the order of the day. Today it is about success.”

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