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"The conditions that we were prepared to accept for Robinho were not accepted by Manchester City," Laporta told Catalan radio station Rac1 on Monday.

"We are very satisfied with the squad that we have," continued Laporta.

"Unless there is a last-minute surprise, I don't think we will be tapping the winter transfer market."

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The story was further carried by The Guardian, and it is doubtful any other offers may come in for Robinho in the wake of Barca ending their interest.

In his press conference though, Mancini made some positive noises about him, and rightly or wrongly, one of the by prodcts of replacing Hughes with Mancini is that as a bigger name manager the more tempramental players may be more motivated to play for him - something he had plenty of experience of at Inter.