Robinho set to repeat wish to leave Real for Chelsea

Other News Materials 31 August 2008 00:31 (UTC +04:00)

Brazil forward Robinho is set to repeat his desire to leave Real Madrid for Chelsea at a news conference he has called for Sunday at 11:00 a.m. British time, Spanish media have reported.

The 24-year-old was left out of Real's squad for their Primera Liga opener at Deportivo Coruna on Sunday, coach Bernd Schuster saying he would not be focused on representing the Spanish champions until the wrangling over his future was resolved.

Chelsea have made an offer for Robinho, and been involved in negotiations with Real over the last few days, but the nine-times European champions are reluctant to sell after failing to land a suitable replacement.

Just over a week ago Robinho told Spanish news agency EFE he was determined to join Chelsea, Reuters reported.