Hughes plays down Robinho transfer talk
Manchester City manager Mark Hughes is adamant Robinho has a long-term future at Eastlands.
The Brazilian forward, currently sidelined with a stress fracture of the ankle, has been linked with a move to Barcelona.
However, Hughes is intent on hanging on to £32.5m buy from Real Madrid.
Hughes said: "There is always speculation and noise surrounding Robinho. That has been the case since he came to the club.
"He is a great guy. We are not in the process of taking outstanding players out of the team.
"We want to complement the outstanding players at the club. We are looking to build, not dismantle."
Robinho will again be sidelined for the Barclays Premier League match against Wigan on Sunday at the DW Stadium.
But he could make his comeback in the Carling Cup match against Scunthorpe in a fortnight.
Hughes said Robinho is anxious to return and added: "The only frustration he has at the moment is that he is not fit and well.
"I hope that will be resolved in the next week to 10 days, and he will be back on the pitch."
Latest in Sport
Robin van Persie to Fenerbahce: Manchester United striker 'agrees to personal terms' with Turkish side
Arsenal defender Kieran Gibbs posts bizarre video of his Miami holiday being invaded by an iguana
Women's World Cup 2015: England secure third place as they beat Germany in extra time with penalty by Fara Williams
Arsenal transfer news: Gunners will only consider 'astronomical offer' from Atletico Madrid for Santi Cazorla
Why is it that there’s no women’s team at Manchester United? - Michael Calvin
- 1 Isis propaganda video shows 25 Syrian soldiers executed by teenage militants in Palmyra
- 2 Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
- 3 Right to die: Belgian doctors rule depressed 24-year-old woman has right to end her life
- 4 The biggest first date turnoff has been revealed
- 5 German man found living with 300 rats in tiny apartment
Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
Greece crisis: IMF was pushed around by Angela Merkel and Nicholas Sarkozy – and now it is being humiliated
'I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State' – David Cameron unleashes frustration at broadcaster
Forget little green men – aliens will look like humans, says Cambridge University evolution expert
Girl, 7, stares down hate preacher at Ohio festival with pro-LGBT rainbow flag gesture
More Britons believe that multiculturalism makes the country worse - not better, says poll