Robinho reveals Barcelona appeal

Manchester City star Robinho says he is flattered by reports linking him with a move to European champions Barcelona.

The Brazilian international, who was widely expected to join Chelsea 12 month's ago, sealed a surprise £32.5 million move from Real Madrid to Manchester City on the final day of the summer transfer window.

The 25-year-old endured a stop-start first season with the Eastlands outfit, netting 14 goals in 33 Premier League appearances but often only starring for the Blues on home soil.

Recent reports have surfaced linking the Spanish treble-winners with a move for the former Santos star, as the Camp Nou club attempt to replicate last season's unprecedented success.

But rather than bat back the speculation, Robinho has reportedly admitted that it would be difficult to turn down an approach from Pep Guardiola's side.

“It's not easy to say no to a team like Barcelona,” he said in Marca.

"They are the European champions. It is a beautiful city and I like Spain a lot.

"I have always wanted to play at clubs like Barcelona. It's a great club, any player would be happy for them to show an interest.

“Who would not want to play for a club alongside Xavi, [Andres] Iniesta, [Lionel] Messi, [Zlatan] Ibrahimovic and all the others."