Stamford Bridge could finally land long term target.
Chelsea could finally land long-term target Kaka in the summer with the Brazilian and Real Madrid ready to part company.
Spanish newspaper Marca, closely associated to the La Liga leaders, report that the 29-year-old will be allowed to leave the Spanish capital at the end of the season.
Kaka has suffered an injury plagued time at the Bernabeu since he arrived from AC Milan in 2009 for £56m in the same summer as Ronaldo. The two Galacticos’ fates have differed greatly with the former Manchester United man going from strength-to-strength while Kaka has been reduced to a squad player.
Real are ready to listen to offers of around £30m and they believe Chelsea, Inter Milan and Paris Saint-Germain will be interested in signing the midfielder who wants more regular football clubs in a bid to secure a place in Brazil’s 2014 World Cup squad.
Andre Villas-Boas’ future at Chelsea may be under scrutiny after a run of disappointing results but the club’s owner Roman Abramovich is a long-time admirer of Kaka and he could take the decision to sign the playmaker into his own hands.
One wonders if a move for Kaka, two months from his 30th birthday, really fits with Andre Villas-Boas’s plan to reverse the ageing nature of the Chelsea squad he inherited in the summer. Apart from anything else will the Blues boss see a £30m outlay for Kaka as a wise use of his resources?
With Nicolas Anelka and Alex having left the club this season and the likes of Didier Drogba and Frank Lampard also linked with exits to China and the US respectively there is a sense that Villa-Boas is looking to build for the future.
Having brought in Juan Mata, Romelu Lukaku and Oriol Romeu and handed youngster Daniel Sturridge a regular spot in his Chelsea starting eleven the young Portuguese boss has signaled his intention to plan for the long term, the thing is, will he be at Stamford Bridge long enough to see the project through?
Kaka has become a bit part player at the Bernabeu, making a large portion of his appearances over the past 18 months coming off from the bench as the likes of Mesut Ozil and Angel di Maria take precedence in Jose Mourinho’s Real Madrid squad.
Could a move to Chelsea tempt the Brazilian? The fact that three of his countrymen, David Luiz, Ramires and Lucas Piazon, are already at the West London club may help to persuade Kaka to make the Blues move.