MANCHESTER United and Arsenal fans will miss out on seeing Kaka this coming season after the Real Madrid Galactico agreed a deal with Serie A giants AC Milan.
The 31-year-old last week revealed he wanted to leave the Bernabeu after four years – having joined from Milan for a reported 70million euros (£56million) in 2009 – and Rossoneri vice-president Adriano Galliani moved quickly to persuade the 2007 Ballon d’Or winner to return to Serie A, beating the two british clubs and another unnamed Serie A team to the signature.
A statement published on Milan’s official website on Monday morning confirmed a two-year contract was in place for Kaka, who was preparing to fly to Italy at midday after Madrid sanctioned his departure.
A FORMER World Player of the Year, a Real Madrid ‘Galactico’ no less, who cost £56m last time he moved – could Kaka be the midfield menace that both Manchester United and Arsenal are angling for this transfer window?
With the imminent transfer of Spurs’ Gareth Bale to Real, and the news that Mesut Ozil is staying put, Brazilian attacker Kaka has made it clear he wants to leave Spain, and soon.
The news has put top clubs around Europe on alert, and despite the rumours that AC Milan is a likely destination, it’s clear that two of the Premiership’s big boys, Manchester United and Arsenal, could do with his services.
Since joining Old Trafford, David Moyes has been linked, albeit sometimes ridiculously, with a parade of talent – Cesc Fabregas, Thiago Alcantara, Marouane Fellaini, Luka Modric, Cristiano Ronaldo, even Bale.
What is clear from these rumours is that Moyes is in the market for a midfielder.
And at Arsenal, Arsene Wenger recapturing Mathieu Flamini, while a solid piece of business, is not the sort of transfer activity that the fans crave after a similar summer of disappointment.
With Kaka out of favour, hankering for a move from Real Madrid, the player should be within both’s budget, and there’s time to do a deal – could the Premier League have a new star player in the coming days?
I SAID Harry Redknapp was working on something special…
Rumours have it that Brazilian midfielder Kaka is on his way from Real Madrid to Tottenham Hotspur.
Rumours, though, only rumours – he couldn’t land Kaka, could he?
Be a triffic signing, mind.
SPANISH side Real Madrid have had two of their top players used as collatoral against a bank loan.
Superstar midfielders Cristiano Ronaldo and Kaka have been used a security for a loan from European Central Bank to Bankia.
The bizarre business transaction has been made possible as Bankia has in turn lent money to help the Madrid club to buy the pair for a combined 160m Euro.
Although unlikely, the move means that if Real Madrid defaults in its repayments to Bankia, and the Spanish bank in turn defaults on its repayments to the European Central Bank, a bank in Frankfurt would become owners of two of world football’s top talents.
A LOT of silly names have been mentioned quite sillyly as it’s silly season.
A lot of these people will not be coming to play football in England – don;t be silly – but we can dream, eh?
So here’s my XI of players that have been mentioned in the gossip columns that I’d love to see in the Premier League next season.
Expect no more than two of them to actually come here.
Also, if you visit our Facebook page there’s a poll somewhere on there to vote for who you’d like to see next season, currently led by little Lionel Messi.
GK – De Gea
DEF – Godin, Subotic, Varane
MID – Ronaldo, Sneijder, Xavi, Kaka, Honda
ATK – Rossi, Ibrahimovic
HE MAY belong to Jesus, but it’s looking increasingly likely that Brazilian footballer Kaka will belong to Chelsea next season.
Why, I hear you ask?
Because his dear old mum posted that they were heading to London next season – adding weight to the long-standing rumour of a move to Stamford Bridge.
She did take the post down pretty sharpish, but not before causing rumours to move throughout Blues fans.
That is unless, of course, that fellow Londoners QPR are looking to splash out after securing promotion…
ARIS Thessaloniki were left red-faced when Manchester City visited in their Europa League clash this week, after a blunder by production staff put a photoshopped team photo in the official match programme.
The picture, lifted from the internet in error, featured about 60 players, most of whom aren’t City players, but transfer rumours previously linked with moneybags Manchester City – such as Kaka, Torres, Messi and more.
The tongue-in-cheek picture even featured fictional character Wally of Where’s Wally fame – although I’m not sure City would have signed him, I’ve heard he tends to go missing in matches.
The Greek club were so embarrassed they immediately recalled the programmes and pulped the lot.