Robinho happy with Mancini

Brazil international Robinho is keen to speak with new Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini as he looks to help the club enjoy a successful second half to the season.

Robinho, who moved to Eastlands from Real Madrid in a £32.5million deal just over 15 months ago, had been linked with a move to Barcelona in January until recently, but now appears willing to stay with City, at least until the end of the current campaign.

He told The Sun:"I want to talk with Mancini. I've heard good news about his work and City still have plenty of time to finish the season well.

"The decision for (Mark) Hughes to go was down to the owners but it did not come as a surprise after all the rumours.

"But the Champions League zone is not so far for us and we are in the Carling Cup semi-finals.

"Performances have not been so negative as some people think."

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