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Chelsea aim to smash transfer record with 73.5m bid for Kaka - Blues' last-ditch attempt to hijack

03 Jun 2009 17:41:33

Chelsea aim to smash transfer record with 73.5m bid for Kaka - Blues' last-ditch attempt to hijack

Chelsea have reportedly bid an astonishing £73.5million for AC Milan's superstar Kaka. Sportsmail revealed last night how the Spanish giants were closing in on the signing of the 27-year-old Brazil playmaker, but reports have emerged suggesting that new Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti has contacted the player personally in a bid to hijack Real's deal. Sportsmail now understands that Ancelotti's approach may have involved a world record bid for Kaka. The previous record stands at £47m - the fee Real Madrid paid Juventus for Zinedine Zidane in 2001. Goodbye?: Kaka is set to leave AC Milan this summer  Kaka vows to snub Chelsea, United and Real but AC could be forced to sellMilan admit Kaka could follow Ancelotti out of the San Siro this summerNow come get Kaka! Milan admit lure of Chelsea cash may prove too muchHughes' £250m kitty: Manchester City boss targets Eto'o, Henry and KakaChelsea's boss-to-be Ancelotti wants Kaka to join him at Stamford Bridge Reports in Spain this morning claimed Madrid were confident ofcompleting a deal approaching £60m even though Chelsea's offer wouldhand Milan about £13.5m more. Both offers are lower than the £100moffered by Manchester City in January. The Italian coach, confirmed as Guus Hiddink's replacement onMonday, apparently called Kaka and his father and agent Bosco Leite lastnight. Spanish newspaper AS alsoclaims Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich would be keen on the transfercoup because he is still hurting by the way Madrid sold Robinho toManchester City rather than his side on transfer deadline day lastsummer. But a close relationship between Madrid's returning presidentFlorentino Perez and Milan general manager Adriano Galliani keeps theSpaniards in the driving seat. Denial: Milan say Kaka is staying It is understood that a deal was virtually done last night before astumbling block emerged over the level of commission that Bosco Leitewould receive in the deal. There is a suggestion that Chelsea's interest was introduced byKaka's representatives as negotiations stalled, driving up the pricefrom Madrid's opening offer of £52m. The salary Kaka would receive on a five-year deal was pushed up to£157,000 a week, though Chelsea were said to be offering £200,000.Image rights would be split 50-50 between the two clubs. Milan, for their part, admit that Galliani was in Madrid yesterdaybut insist it had nothing to do with negotiating a deal for Kaka, whohas also previously interested Manchester United. 'The general manager of the Rossoneri, Adriano Galliani, is in the cityof Madrid exclusively for the investiture dinner of Florentino Perez,the new president of Real Madrid,' a statement read. However, the Italian club's president Silvio Berlusconi and Gallianihave both softened up fans for their hero's departure, admitting itwould be hard to refuse a bid that would clear their debts. Kaka is in Teresopolis, near Rio de Janeiro, on international dutywith Brazil and faces two World Cup qualifiers next week, making aquick resolution to the saga difficult. He yesterday insisted he wanted to stay with the Rossoneri,but he harbours a dream of playing in the white of Madrid and would bein line for a perfect diplomatic exit if Milan publicly accept his bid. The Bernabeu hierarchy are said to have such respect for Berlusconithat they will let the Italians dictate the announcement of the deal,which is expected to happen no later than next week by videoconferencefrom Brazil.  Kaka vows to snub Chelsea, United and Real but AC could be forced to sellMilan admit Kaka could follow Ancelotti out of the San Siro this summerNow come get Kaka! Milan admit lure of Chelsea cash may prove too muchHughes' £250m kitty: Manchester City boss targets Eto'o, Henry and KakaChelsea's boss-to-be Ancelotti wants Kaka to join him at Stamford Bridge


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