KAKA ‘IN TALKS’ WITH CHELSEA
AC Milan playmaker Kaka is reportedly ‘in talks’ with Chelsea, according to the player’s personal assistant. The 26-year-old Brazilian international has been repeatedly linked with Chelsea throughout the summer since ex-Brazil boss Luiz Felipe Scolari’s appointment.
Despite AC Milan re-iterating Kaka is not for sale, Blues owner Roman Abramovich is suggested to be willing to match Milan’s asking price of £78m for the ex-Sao Paulo player.
Although Kaka’s contract runs until 2012 at the San Siro, his personal assistant, Diogo Kotscho, told The Observer both clubs are in negotiation. Kotscho said: “He is waiting for a deal and then he will start to negotiate with Chelsea.” We think they (AC Milan) like the proposal, but it is not easy for them to accept it.”
Renewed interest in Kaka has surfaced after talks have stalled over Real Madrid star Robinho’s proposed move to Stamford Bridge. Kaka’s Brazil team-mate has also been targeted by the West Londoners and last week (Thursday) Chelsea confirmed Madrid had rejected a £19.7m bid for the 24-year-old.
Robinho’s move apparently stalled because the La Liga club failed to recruit a potential prior replacement for him, with Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo their number one target.
However after United rejected Madrid’s approaches for Ronaldo, Real Madrid president Roman Calderon confirmed Robinho would not be leaving the Santiago Bernabeu. Calderon told BBC Radio Five Live: “Definitely he is going to stay with us (Real Madrid). The coach (Bernd Schuster) has said he wants him in our team.”