AC Milan have released Robinho from his contract one season early.

Robinho joined Santos on loan in August after falling out with Filippo Inzaghi and he's expected to make the move permanent.

Robinho's return to Brazil produced 12 goals in all competitions, form that has earned his a place in Brazil's provisional squad for the forthcoming Copa America.

"Milan and Robinho have resolved consensually the contract between the Brazilian player to the Rossoneri club until 30 June 2016," the club confirmed on Wednesday. 

"The contract is terminated on June 30, 2015, and Robinho will be free from contractual obligations from 1 July 2015.

"AC Milan thanks Robinho. He has made a significant contribution, in terms of goals and performance. 

"Although the relationship between the club and the Brazilian are terminated one year prior to the natural expiration of the contract, Milan does not forget the contribution of quality given by Robinho."