Santos vice-president Odilio Rodrigues has dismissed speculation that Robinho is close to a return to Brazil, stating that any move is still some way off.
Robinho, 28, had been linked with a move back to Santos as part of a swap deal that would have taken goalkeeper Rafael Cabral to the San Siro.
Rodrigues, though, insists that the club have not sent officials to Italy, as reports had suggested, and denied that detailed talks had taken place.
"It's not easy, because Robinho still has two years remaining on his Milan contract," Rodrigues told Radio Estadao ESPN. "Moreover, they spent €22 million, including fees, to get him. It's clear that we want to sign Robinho, but for now it's difficult."
On reports that Santos sent officials to Italy, he added: "It didn't happen. Robinho was here for his holidays and spoke with us. He made it clear that he hopes to return one day. Santos also want him to return. He has a big attachment to Santos and I believe that it will happen one day."
The director was also at pains to stress that there had been no contact regarding Brazil's Olympic goalkeeper Rafael.
Rodrigues added: "Regarding Rafael, we always hear that Milan are interested, but there has been no proposal from Milan or any other club. This option was not there. In addition, Rafael is an excellent goalkeeper and our clear first-choice."
Robinho's agent is quoted elsewhere as saying: "He is happy at Milan and so far we have not had contact with anyone."