Robinho has revealed he could return to Manchester City after the World Cup.
The Brazil striker was loaned out to Santos during the second half of the last campaign after falling down the pecking order at Eastlands.
Robinho, a club record £32.5million purchase from Real Madrid in August 2008, was believed to be on his way out of the exit door this summer.
However, the 26-year-old forward is open to a return to City should manager Roberto Mancini want him back.
"I honestly don't know what will happen at City. We will just see what happens over the summer but I haven't ruled out a return," he told the Daily Star Sunday.
"First things first. The only thing on my mind now is helping the Brazilian team to win the World Cup.
"But I thought Manchester City were a good choice for me. I understood the reactions when I joined them. People thought I was going for the money but if it was then I would have gone to Dubai or an Arabic country.
"But I wanted to play in the Premier League and I was happy to join a club with big ambitions.
"They have the money and ambition to make it into the top four in England. And, believe me, next season City will. Maybe I'll be there to help them.
"When I moved to City a lot of Brazilians did not really know much about the club and they thought it was a step down.
"But I'm now thinking that people think it was the right decision for me."