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Friday, 15 August 2008

AFP, MADRID  - Brazil international Robinho is determined to join English Premiership side Chelsea but Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon does not want to let him go, Spanish media reported Thursday.

The 24-year-old, accompanied by his agent Wagner Ribeiro, met with Calderon on Wednesday to express his desire to join Brazilian coach Luiz Felipe Scolari at Chelsea, sports dailies AS and Marca reported.

Robinho cited a lack of recognition for his talents on the part of the Spanish champions and the yearly salary which the English club are offering as his reasons for wanting to leave Real, the newspapers said.

Chelsea have offered Real Madrid 25 million euros (37 million dollars) for Robinho and are reportedly willing to pay the player a yearly salary of six million euros.

Calderon however told the player that he could not be sold for the amount being offered by Chelsea.

Robinho has said he feels Real is trying to price him out of a move after the club failed in its bid to lure Portuguese playmaker Cristiano Ronaldo from Manchester United.

"The money Madrid are asking for is exaggerated in today's market," British daily the Telegraph quoted him as saying on Thursday.

If Robinho does join Chelsea, Real Madrid could try to sign Dutch international Klas Jan Huntelaar from Ajax as a replacement, Marca reported.

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