Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini is prepared to bring Robinho back to the club and is closing in on his top transfer targets.
The Blues continue to track Inter striker Mario Balotelli and Aston Villa midfielder James Milner, and Mancini has confirmed that he is still hopeful of bringing in more new recruits.
Speaking after City’s pre-season friendly against Club America, the Italian revealed that he is confident of clinching deals for Milner and Balotelli.
Mancini also confirmed that he expects Brazilian playmaker Robinho to return to the club in the near future.
The Barzilian was loaned back to his former employers Santos last season, having struggled to make an impact in English football.
Mancini says he would have no problem welcoming Robinho back into the fold, but admits that the player must be happy if he is produce his best form.
“At this moment, no. But it depends on him,” he told Sky Sports News when asked whether he would take the Brazilian back.
He added: “The situation is that Robinho will finish his contract with Santos. After that he will stay in Brazil for another week, play for the national team and after that he will return to Manchester City.”