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Anfield side chase Bernabeu star.
According to Spanish source Soy Madrista Liverpool have moved ahead of Man United in the chase to sign Real Madrid midfielder Kaka. The source claims that the Bernabeu side are ready to sell the Brazilian outright and not, as has been reported, willing to allow the 30 year old to leave on a loan deal.
Such a move to Anfield would be something of a surprise given that the Merseyside club do not have Champions League football to offer the former World Player of the Year though he would perhaps have a better chance of securing regular first team football at Liverpool than at Old Trafford.
Nonetheless a move to join Liverpool, on loan or temporarily, would seem hugely unlikely though there is of course the link between Jose Mourinho and Brendan Rodgers, who worked together at Stamford Bridge when the Real Madrid manager was at the helm and the Northern Irishman was in charge of the reserves.
Kaka first saw his first team chances at the Bernabeu compromised following a knee operation that saw him out of action for eight months. The arrival of Mesut Ozil led to the former AC Milan man becoming something of a bit part player and if Real Madrid’s chase for Luka Modric proves successful then the Brazilian international’s chances of regular first team football would be further restricted.
Rodgers has brought in three summer signings this far; Fabio Borini, Joe Allen and Moroccan winger Oussama Assaidi, but clearly a successful move to sign Kaka would prove to be one of the most high profile captures Liverpool have pulled off in recent years.
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