A few days ago it was the Manchester United-Cristiano Ronaldo-Real Madrid tug-of-war that was making all the headlines. Now it is the Chelsea-Kaka-AC Milan circus that is hitting the headlines.
Over the week Chelsea made a staggering 100 million euro bid for the Brazilian international playmaker. The bid however was rejected, rather supposedly rejected, by the Italian giants although there were confirmed reports that Kaka indeed was ready to move to the Stamford Bridge.
Now of course there are refreshed rumours that Chelsea have increased their offer for arguably the best player in the world. According to the respected Italian sports daily Gazzetta dello Sport, Chelsea have tabled a whooping 150 million euro offer for Kaka, a fee that would whole-heartedly smash the current world transfer record held by Real Madrid and Zinedine Zidane.
AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani has of course made it clear that Kaka is not for sale but Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is so desperate to sign Kaka and flair that he is ready to throw any amount at Milan.
Kaka joined Milan from Sao Paulo in the summer of 2003 and has won every trophy at club level that one can possibly win and is a hugely popular player among the Rossoneri fans. But in the wake of this transfer rumour, the player appears to more inclined towards a move to London. “The Kaka-Chelsea operation would benefit everyone involved,” said Kaka’s spokesman Diogo Kotscho.
“For Kaka there would be 10 percent of the transfer fee - 15 million euros - as well as a new contract.”
At the moment it is not clear what’s going to happen but it’s for sure that there is yet more drama to come.