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Barcelona deny Robinho approach

Barcelona have not approached Manchester City about forward Robinho since the summer, according to sporting director Txiki Begiristain.

City boss Hughes denied recent talk of a possible deal between the two teams for the Brazil star, saying he was "not in the process of taking outstanding players out of the team".

Begiristain told www.elmundodeportivo.es: "Robinho is an interesting player who we asked about in the summer. But City would not talk about a transfer and since then we have not made any move."

Robinho joined City in summer 2008 for £32.5m from Barca's arch rivals Real Madrid.