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City warn 'mischief makers' over Robinho transfer claim

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Robinho staying at Manchester City insists Hughes

Mark Hughes insists Robinho's future still lies with Manchester City.

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Hughes hits out at TV pundits for Bridge jibes

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Robinho affirms interest in Barcelona switch

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Robinho unlikely to return until late November

Manchester City have been forced to put Robinho through a new regime of treatment on his ankle after being told that he is still another two weeks away from recovery having broken a bone in it.

Robinho injury woes continue

Manchester City star Robinho faces another fortnight out of action after suffering a setback in his recovery from a stress fracture of his ankle.

Barcelona deny further moves for Robinho

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

Barcelona deny Robinho approach

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

Robinho link with Barça is pure mischief, says Hughes

Mark Hughes really does need that lavishly assembled squad this weekend, with no fewer than 11 players injured or doubtful for Manchester City's visit to Wigan Athletic tomorrow.

Hughes plays down Robinho transfer talk

Manchester City manager Mark Hughes is adamant Robinho has a long-term future at Eastlands.

Swap deal for Henry could tempt Hughes

Mark Hughes did not revive the interest in Thierry Henry this summer that he had in the player in January but the prospect of a deal to bring him to Manchester City seems more likely after Robinho said it would be "fun" to play for Barcelona.

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