Laporta: Robinho deal dead and buried

MADRID - Barcelona have been unable to agree a deal to buy Manchester City's Brazil forward Robinho, the Spanish club's president Joan Laporta said on Monday.

"The conditions that we were prepared to accept for Robinho were not accepted by Manchester City," he told RAC1 radio.

"We are very satisfied with the squad that we have," he added.

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