Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is interested in Real Madrid midfielder Kaka.
Sport says Ferguson made an enquiry about Kaka’s availability at the beginning of November, but was informed by Real president Florentino Perez that he was not for sale.
This morning, it’s been revealed Florentino is reviving his plans for Wayne Rooney and is willing to pay £60 million for the striker.
A swap involving Kaka, whose creativity is just what Ferguson’s midfield is lacking, cannot be discounted.
This is fairly astonishing.
Real Madrid of course have a habit of nabbing Old Trafford stars and talk of a possible bid for Wayne Rooney is nothing new but the fact that the La Liga side are willing to offer as much as £60m for the England international is surprising. If such a bid did in fact come in then the Glazers would surely be tempted to cash in, though clearly Sir Alex Ferguson would of course move to head off such a sale.
Perhaps it is more surprising that Man United have taken an interest in Kaka. Ferguson has made a point of bringing in youthful additions of late, with the captures of the likes of Phil Jones, David de Gea, Javier Hernandez and Chris Smalling in recent seasons shown how keen the Scot is to bring in the best young talent across Europe so for the Premier League champions to be considering a big money offer for the 29 year old Brazilian is somewhat out of character.
The fact that this source then takes both stories and mixes them together makes both rumours seem all the more wild and unbelievable!