Chelsea to buy AC Milan star for world record fee: a load of Kaka?

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The Guardian were one of he first to break the news that Chelsea have been getting very serious with AC Milan over buying Brazilian megastar Kaka.
The report indicated that Kaka would be open to a move, as would Milan – which isn’t very surprising given the whopping nature of the bid.

Chelsea appear set to sign the Milan playmaker Kaka for a world-record €100m (£79.3m) after discussions took place this week, with both clubs and the Brazil international keen for a deal to go through. Sources at Stamford Bridge have confirmed that Chelsea are targeting the 26-year-old and it is understood that Milan are inclined to accept a bid of €100m tabled this week.

Initially reluctant to depart, Kaka now believes the transfer, which would smash the record of £46m Real Madrid paid for Zinedine Zidane in 2001, is in everyone’s interests. His contract does not expire until 2012 but he is eager to play for Luiz Felipe Scolari, who gave him his international debut against Bolivia in 2002 and included him in the Brazil squad for that year’s World Cup finals despite him being only 20 years old. The current world and European player of the year also believes Chelsea are the most attractive destination in European football. (Guardian)

All in all pretty shocking stuff, and a record bid that would more than eclipse the Zidane transfer deal. However, Milan have been quick to denounce these rumours as a steaming pile of tripe. Vittorio Mentana – the director of communications at Milan – said: “Kaka is absolutely not for sale,”

So who to believe? Kaka’s personal agent, quoted as saying

“This is the first time we feel that a deal will definitely happen. Because of the (financial) situation Milan are in at the moment, the deal is good for all parties involved.”

or the Milan clube themselves?

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