Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini is planning talks with Brazilian attacker Robinho.
The 26-year-old became City's record signing when he moved to Eastlands from Real Madrid in 2008 for £32.5million, but has yet to settle at the club.
Last season he was shipped out on loan back to home club Santos, after falling out of favour with Italian coach Mancini, although he has been placed on the squad list for the upcoming campaign.
Spanish giants Barcelona are reportedly interested in his signature and it had been believed that his career at City was all but over.
But Mancini revealed that while Robinho does not appear to be in contention for the Premier League opener at Tottenham on Saturday, talks will be held with the Brazilian.
"Robinho arrived yesterday (Thursday) but he is very tired," said Mancini.
"He has had the World Cup and other matches but he is on the (squad) list.
"At the moment he is here but we will know more when I have spoken to him next week."
If Robinho does stay on at City beyond the transfer window then he will have to compete with a number of forwards for a starting berth.
Craig Bellamy may not have made Mancini's 25-man squad, but the likes of Emmanuel Adebayor, Roque Santa Cruz, Jo, Carlos Tevez and the incoming Mario Balotelli will make competition for places tough at Eastlands.
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