Mancini to talk with Robinho about Man City future

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini will hold talks with Robinho to determine the forward’s future as his loan stint at Santos ends.

Robinho wants to continue playing for Santos after a successful six months back at his old club.

The 26-year-old Brazil international struggled to adapt to the English game after joining City from Real Madrid for 32.5 million pounds (then $58 million) in September 2008.

Mancini said Friday that Robinho will be returning to Manchester after Brazil’s friendly against the United States on Tuesday.

Mancini had only been in charge for a month when Robinho left in January.

Mancini says he must speak with Robinho "because it is very difficult for him to stay at Santos."