Kaka not set for Milan loan.
AC Milan have ended their interest in bringing midfielder Kaka back to the San Siro after Real Madrid insisted on seeking a transfer fee for the Brazilian.
The Rossoneri had been hopeful that Los Blancos would release Kaka in order for him to join his former club.
But paying a fee for Kaka, in addition to affording his wages, puts the creative midfielder beyond reach for a Milan side where money is tight.
“The operation [to sign] Kaka is over,” said Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani.
“It’s finished,” he added.
“The operation is too risky.”
It remains to be seen whether Milan will land a big name before the transfer window closes on Friday, to appease fans still disappointed at the sales of Thiago Silva and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
AC Milan appear to have ended their interest in Real Madrid star Kaka. The two clubs’ failure to reach a deal is not ideal for any party. Real want rid of Kaka and boss Jose Mourinho has no made secret of the fact that the Brazilian is available for transfer.
If his chances at the Bernebeu weren’t already limited by the presence of Mesut Ozil, Cristiano Ronaldo, Xabi Alonso, Sami Khedira and co, the arrival of Luka Modric will mean the 30-year-old, who was once considered the best player in the world, might struggle to make Real’s bench this season.
A return to Milan suited the player, who thrived for the Rossoneri before making the huge money switch to La Liga. But the Serie A outfit were only willing to re-sign Kaka on loan, with Real desperate not to give away a player they spent over £50m on.
With Kaka’s options seemingly limited, is it possible that the playmaker could make a dramatic late switch to the Premier League? Spurs are now in need of a replacement for Modric and are struggling to land top-target Joao Moutinho. The Portuguese is valued at around £28m, considerably more than the £20m Real are asking for Kaka.
What’s more, as part of Modric’s sale, the clubs have signed a strategic partnership, presumably handing Madrid first option on the likes of Gareth Bale and Kyle Walker but entitling Spurs to any unwanted superstars on the cheap (as happened with Rafa van der Vaart two years ago).
Wages could be an issue, with Kaka reportedly earning over £5m a year at the Bernebeu. But Spurs chairman Daniel Levy has creativity found a way to keep Emmanuel Adebayor happy, so why not the former Sao Paulo man? Stranger things have happened anyway…
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