Chelsea target Kaka facing knee operation

06 August 2010 04:39
Chelsea's hopes of signing Kaka this summer have been dashed after the Brazil star was left facing four months on the sidelines. [LNB]The Real Madrid forward was forced out of his side's training camp in the United States and is now in Antwerp where he may require a knee operation. [LNB] Take a break: Kaka sits on the ball during training with Mourinho in Los Angeles[LNB]Kaka complained of discomfort in his knee during a routine medicalcheck-up after linking up with the Spanish club following hisparticipation in the World Cup. [LNB]Further tests revealed the new injury. [LNB]Walking wounded: Kaka after his operation[LNB]'It is suspected that there may be an injury to the meniscus, which could require arthroscopic surgery,' Madrid said on their website. [LNB]'Kaka has travelled to Belgium accompanied by club doctor Carlos Diez and will be examined by a specialist in Antwerp.' [LNB]Blues boss Carlo Ancelotti signed Kaka for AC Milan in 2003 and has admitted he would love to have him in his team again. [LNB]But former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, now in charge at Real Madrid, would be reluctant to let the 28-year-old leave the Bernabeu. And Mourinho refused to be too downbeat about Kaka's injury. [LNB]The Portuguese said: 'If we have to lose him for a while, it won't be a drama - we have other players. But we want him to be at 100 per cent so he is happy. [LNB]'He is a player who is much loved by his team-mates - he is one of the best players in the world.' [LNB] Zenit line up Zhirkov for £21m swoop to take Chelsea misfit back to RussiaSign up to our FREE Fantasy Football game - with £40,000 in prize money up for grabsHamburg 2 Chelsea 1: Frank Lampard grabs opener but Blues off the paceRamires to join Chelsea in £18m deal after Benfica allow Brazilian midfielder to leaveCHELSEA FC

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