UPDATE: January, 9
Mino Raiola, Robinho's agent, claims AC Milan blocked the Brazilian's move to Santos: "We made a deal and we were very close to closing. But Milan has not accepted the terms. What happened? You only have to ask Milan."
UPDATE: January, 7
According to Tom Etherington at Sambafoot, Gremio were desperate to sign Robinho, but the Brazilian decided to do a u-turn and return to Milan.
Atlético Mineiro, Flamengo and Fluminense had also expressed an interest.
If Robinho was to return back home, Santos still are the No. 1 destination.
UPDATE: January 6
AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani has withdrawn Robinho from the transfer market for the time being, according to Sky Sports.
The stumbling block was finances but this seems to be a strategic move from Galliani to force Santos to free up more money.
UPDATE: January 2
Football Italia is reporting that Robinho is back in Milan to negotiate a move to Santos. What does this mean? He's attempting to push AC Milan into selling him.
Santos have submitted a €7 million bid to AC Milan for want-away Brazilian Robinho, according to Tuttosport.
If you don't remember the hype around Robinho, think Neymar before Neymar.
In fact, Robinho was so good that Pelé had found his heir—even though the living legend said the same thing about Nii Lamptey and Giovanni Silva.
Robinho broke out into a bona fide star with Santos, outshining prodigious teenagers like his teammate Diego, Fluminense's Carlos Alberto and Internacional's Nilmar.
Should Robinho leave the Rossoneri, it would follow an ongoing narrative that ended his career at Real Madrid and Manchester City—unfulfilled.
Tom Etherington at Sambafoot reported that Flamengo made the claim Robinho wanted to join them.
Atlético Mineiro, Ronaldinho's current club, are also reportedly interested in his services.
Though, Italian football correspondent Tancredi Palmeri tweeted that Flamengo and Mineiro had yet to submit a bid for Robinho:
It would be bizarre timing from Milan to sell Robinho, given that this season he has scored twice and provided three assists during a five-game stretch. Cynics will say that he's auditioning for a new club.