Real to let Robinho go

Image: Robinho: Wish to be granted

Real Madrid have revealed they are prepared to allow Robinho to move on after the Brazilian asked to leave.

Spaniards admit they won't keep an unhappy player

Real Madrid have revealed they are prepared to allow Robinho to move on after the Brazilian asked to leave. Robinho has cut an unhappy figure in recent weeks after he was linked with a switch to Manchester United as part of a deal for Cristiano Ronaldo. He has been targeted by Chelsea, with the Premier League club confirming they had made an offer for the gifted forward. The Spanish champions had previously resisted all offers for Robinho, saying the 24-year-old was not for sale.

No alternative

However, on Friday, Robinho reiterated his desire to leave the Bernabeu in order to link up with Luiz Felipe Scolari's Chelsea. Real have responded to Robinho's comments and admit they do not want to keep an unhappy player in Bernd Schuster's squad. "Real Madrid have become aware of the declarations by the player and deeply regret their content," read a statement on the club's official website. "Real Madrid would never want to retain a player against his wishes and as a result they have no alternative, but to accept his unilateral decision to rescind his contract if that is what the player wants." It is unclear whether Real are now prepared to enter into negotiations with Chelsea to reach agreement on a fee for Robinho. The other alternative is for Robinho to come to a deal with Real to terminate his contract, which has a buy-out clause of 150million euros (£120million).

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