Robinho misses training again


RIO DE JANEIRO: Disgruntled Brazil striker Robinho missed training with his club Santos again on Tuesday, the day after the club re-affirmed that they would not sell him to Real Madrid. 

“The agreement was that Robinho would turn up this Tuesday but he didn't,” coach Gallo told reporters. 

“We've passed the situation to the board of directors and it's up to the president to take measures.” 

On Monday, Robinho was ordered to resume training as Santos said that any team wanting to buy him before the end of his contract in 2008 must pay a US$50mil penalty. 

The 21-year-old, who also missed Sunday's Brazilian championship match at home to Juventude, said last Wednesday that he had spoken to Real and wanted to join them. 

His comments came at the end of the Confederations Cup, where he played for Brazil in all five games on their way to winning the competition. 

His also missed club practice on Friday and Saturday. 

Robinho said on Monday that Real had offered US$25mil for him and that he was not in the right frame of mind to play in Brazil. – Reuters 

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