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Robinho's representatives have demanded that Pele retract his comments suggesting that the Manchester City striker used drugs.

The former Real Madrid forward has already issued a strenuous denial to comments attributed to the Brazilian legend, linking Robinho with recreational substances.

Robinho's representatives told his official website www.fobazo.com: "A formal retraction from Pele will be requested, if what he said was not misinterpreted by the media that published it.

"And if Pele does not come forward, he will have to deal with his very unfortunate comment in court.

"Robinho is upset and disappointed at Pele, who seems to have forgotten the great idol he was and that it appears Pele must be reading sensationalist medias, to come up with such a wrongful statement."

The striker's agent, Juan Figer, has confirmed he is keen to hold urgent talks with Pele to clarify the situation.

Figer said: "What Pele said doesn't have sense at all.

"We are waiting to speak with Pele to make clear what he said because we are sure that there is a misunderstanding.

"Robinho never used drugs."

Pele's reported comments came after the 68-year-old was allegedly recorded without his knowledge at a private event in Brazil, before being broadcast on Brazilian radio and reported elsewhere.

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Brazilian legend Pele has denied alleging that Manchester City star Robinho had taken drugs.

Pele allegedly made the claim that both Robinho and his close friend Ronaldo had both had a problem with recreational drugs when speaking at a private function in Sao Paulo.

The comments have caused a stir in Brazil, where Ronaldo commands huge respect and Pele's is revered. However, Pele insists he said no such thing.

''Robinho is our son and left Santos with our supervision,'' he told TV Globo. ''What happened was a misunderstanding because I never said anything like that, they gave him wrong information .

''I know what the people who need to sell newspapers are like. When there's a story like this you need to ask for the recording to hear what was really said.''

Pele's advisor elaborated about the exact nature of the misunderstanding.

''There's nothing to this, Pele never said that Robinho had problems with drugs,'' he told Terra. ''His answer was distorted.

''Pele was asked about problems in football, and said that the problems are few compared to other sports . He said that in football only Maradona, Ronaldo and Robinho had really had problems, but he never talked about drugs at any moment.''

Robinho said at Brazil's training camp: "I think it was a misunderstanding, Pele made a mistake but I don't have any bad feelings against him.

"I've never had any type of problems with drugs, if I had I wouldn't be here today with Brazil."

Earlier Robinho had demanded that Pele retract the remarks, adding in a statement on his website that he would take legal action if the brazilian legend did not back down.

"A formal retraction from Pele will be requested, if what he said was not misinterpreted by the media that published it," the statement said. "And if Pele does not come forward, he will have to deal with his very unfortunate comment in court."

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