Inter & Chelsea keep tabs on Kaka as Real look to cut their losses
Chelsea and Inter Milan have been put on red alert after reports emerged that Real Madrid are ready to offload Kaka in the summer.
Speculation has intensified of late that Los Blancos are prepared to cut their losses on the Brazilian playmaker who has endured a frustrating time at the Santiago Bernabeu since arriving in a £58million (Dh345m) deal from AC Milan in 2009.
Blighted by numerous injuries and poor form, the 28-year-old has looked a shadow of the player who swept all before him to capture the FIFA World Player of the Year award in 2008.
And such has been his fall from grace, with the Samba star looking a little overweight since he returned from his lengthy injury lay off last month, he is no longer certain of a regular starting place in Jose Mourinho’s starting XI.
The ‘Special One’ still favours the attacking triumvirate of Cristiano Ronaldo, Mesut Ozil and Angel Di Maria behind a lone frontman of either Karim Benzema and Emmanuel Adebayor for the big games, as was the case for Real’s 1-1 draw with Lyon in the Champions League last week.
However, Kaka’s stock still remains high throughout Europe with Chelsea and Inter expressing their interest in the star over the past 18 months.
Indeed, should Carlo Ancelotti remain at Stamford Bridge beyond the summer a switch to west London may be in the offing, with the two men known to have remained close following their stint together at AC Milan.
Kaka played a pivotal role in helping the Rossoneri to their seventh European Cup success when they beat Liverpool 2-1 in the final under Ancelotti in 2007 – a period in time when he was arguably at the peak of his powers.
A potential swap deal with the increasingly disillusioned Didier Drogba, who has lost his place to new recruit Fernando Torres recently, has also been mooted with Mourinho remaining a big fan of the Ivorian hitman.
Inter meanwhile, were linked with a move for Kaka during the January transfer window with president Massimo Moratti admitting a deal for the Milan legend“could be a good idea.”
The arrival of fellow Brazilian Leonardo as manager may also help sway Kaka’s decision, given that he also held close ties with the Rossoneri having both played for and managed the club prior to diffecting to their arch rivals at the turn of the year.
Leonardo is a confirmed admirer of his compatriot while Moratti would undoubtedly love to get one over his old foe Silvio Berlusconi if the opportunity presented itself.
Indeed, a return to Milan cannot be ruled out, although with the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Antonio Cassano, Robinho and Alexandre Pato already on the books, it would appear unlikely.
Whatever the case may be, it appears that Kaka’s stay in the Spanish capital will be a brief daliance and a very costly one at that for Real.
As much as it would be nice to get one over AC Milan by signing Kaka i think it is very unlikely that he’ll sign for Inter as he has a good relationship with Ancelotti and a swap deal for Drogba (Who was one of Mourinho’s signings at Chelsea) is much more likely, plus i don’t think that there’s a need for him at Inter, we need to strengthen our midfield in the summer but Leonardo needs to look at bringing in world class wingers over another central player.
– Posted by Nerazzurri Outlaw