LONDON - Brazil striker Robinho ended his
unhappy spell at Manchester City when he joined AC Milan on
Tuesday, just two years after arriving in England for a British
Although financial details were not disclosed, it was the
highest profile deal on a quiet final day of trading before the
transfer window shut until January.
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Other big moves included Dutch forward Klaas-Jan Huntelaar
leaving Milan for Schalke 04 and Premier League Sunderland
smashing their transfer record to sign Ghanaian striker Asamoah
Gyan from Stade Rennes for a reported fee in excess of 13
The 26-year-old Robinho, who cost City 32.5 million pounds
from Real Madrid and has played 80 times for his country, never
settled in Manchester and spent six months on loan at Brazilian
club Santos last season.
Milan hope Robinho, who has signed a four-year contract,
will be a key element in helping them regain the Serie A title
they last won in 2004.
"AC Milan annnounce the permanent signing of Robinho from
Manchester City. The Brazilian player has signed a four-year
contract," Milan said in a statement.
Huntelaar left the San Siro to join Schalke and the German
club also recruited Atletico Madrid midfielder Jose Manuel
Schalke's Bundesliga rivals VfB Stuttgart signed Italian
midfielder Mauro Camoranesi, a 2006 World Cup winner, from
Juventus for one year.
In England, Fulham full-back Paul Konchesky moved to Premier
League rivals Liverpool on a four-year deal where he will link
up again with his former manager Roy Hodgson. Liverpool's
Argentine defender Emiliano Insua left Anfield on a season-long
loan deal for Galatasaray in Turkey.
Another player heading to Turkey was Everton defender Joseph
Yobo, poised to joined Fenerbahce on loan before the Turkish
transfer window closes on Wednesday.
Arsenal left-back Armand Traore joined Juventus on loan and
Croatia goalkeeper Stipe Pletikosa moved from Spartak Moscow to
Tottenham Hotspur on a season-long deal.
Stoke City bolstered their squad with two signings, Iceland
striker Eidur Gudjohnsen arriving from AS Monaco and Senegal
midfielder Salif Diao rejoining the club on a two-year deal.
Birmingham City recruited Spartak Moscow captain Martin
Jiranek, Belarus midfielder Aleksandr Hleb and Chile striker
Jean Beausejour, while Dutch striker Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink
left Championship side Hull City to
sign a two-year deal with Rapid Vienna.
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