Guardiola cools Robinho rumours
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Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola insists that Manchester City's Brazilian winger Robinho is not on the European champions' shopping list.

There had been reports in Spain that treble winners Barcelona were preparing a €40m move for Robinho, but Guardiola said that it was highly unlikely that either the Brazilian or any other player would be recruited for the new season.

"He [Robinho] will not come. He was Manchester City's star signing last season and it would not make sense for them to part with him now," Guardiola said.

"It would take something extraordinary for someone else to come in. I have a lot of faith in the young players coming through and prefer to work with them."

I have a lot of faith in the young players coming through and prefer to work with them.
Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola on whether other recruits are on the way

Barcelona have made just three signings this summer, with Ukraine international defender Dmytro Chgrynskiy set to join Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Maxwell at Camp Nou.

Shakthar Donetsk have agreed to let Chgrynskiy, 22, join for a reported €25m and the club confirmed the defender would officially be unveiled tomorrow.

Barcelona begin their league defence on Monday when they host Sporting Gijon at Camp Nou.