Brazilian on Spurs’ radar.
Tottenham Hotspur could make a sensational move for former World Player of the Year Kaka.
The Brazilian playmaker is seeking an exit from Real Madrid this summer but is short of options after a lucrative switch to China collapsed, reports the Daily Mail.
Chinese Super League club Guangzhou Evergrande had shown an interest in the 30-year-old but the club have already filled their quota of seven foreign players for the season and their president has confirmed they have no plans to replace any of them in the immediate future.
Kaka’s wage demands make a move back to his native South America unlikely. The playmaker favours a move back to his former club AC Milan but the Serie A giants are undergoing an overhaul of their ageing squad and are reluctant to spend big on a player with limited resale value.
Tottenham Hotspur have now emerged as surprise suitors for Kaka. Spurs chairman Daniel Levy has been keeping tabs on the star for a while, aware that he is unhappy in Madrid.
Levy is expected to be in cash this summer, with Luka Modric set for a big money move to Real. Although it is understood that Spurs will not ask for any players in exchange for the Croatian, they could wait until late in the transfer window before moving for Kaka, in the hope of driving down his £20 million price tag.
Levy employed a similar tactic to great effect when he blinked last in summer 2010 and secured Rafa van der Vaart for £8 million on transfer deadline day.
Mega-rich Paris Saint-Germain and Inter Milan are also interested in Brazilian.
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