Manchester City to reignite Kaka interest with £22.5m offer plus Emmanuel Adebayor

05 May 2011 04:16
Manchester City hope to use Emmanuel Adebayor as bait in their bid to beat Chelsea to the signing of Real Madrid superstar Kaka.

The Togo centre-forward is currently on loan at the Bernabeu but has struggled to convince the hierarchy at the club that he is worth the ?14.5million asking price to make the deal permanent.

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City therefore hope by offering Real a further ?22.5m, as well as the chance to keep the unwanted Adebayor, that Jose Mourinho would sanction the departure of Kaka, a player Mark Hughes failed to take to Eastlands in January 2009 with a ?100m bid.

Former AC Milan man Kaka has struggled to adapt to life in the Spanish capital since his then record ?56m transfer from Serie A. The 2007 world player of the year has been hampered by a series of injuries as has seen himself displaced in the starting line-up by German creative midfielder Mesut Ozil.

Spanish newspaper Marca today reported that Madrid will send Adebayor back to the Premier League, prompting City, who want out of their relationship as much as the player himself, to change their approach.

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City face intense competition from Chelsea for the Brazilian, real name Ricardo Geminin Izecson dos Santos Leite, who likely favours a move to Stamford Bridge to link back up with Carlo Ancelotti, the man who bought him to Europe in 2003 and with whom he enjoyed unrivalled success.

The Blues were prepared to offer ?25m for his services, well below Real's asking price at less than half the figure they splashed out in the same summer they lavished ?80m on Cristiano Ronaldo.

Champions League football determines City continue to go for the planet's best players, something they couldn't promise when first making their approach for Kaka. And despite the considerable wealth backing them up, the club are keen to slim down their squad.

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After two disappointing years in Manchester, Adebayor is top of the chops, with a number of top clubs, including Bayern Munich, showing interest despite Madrid's reluctance. Defender Jermone Boateng has also been targeted by the Bundesliga giants.

Bayern director of football Christian Nerlinger said: 'We're keeping tabs on Boateng, but that's difficult now because of his injury.'

City technical director Mike Rigg said: 'Jerome is not for sale. He will be very useful next season when we'll have Champions League games. Adebayor is a player who would fit in Bavaria - he's very similar to [former Bayern striker] Luca Toni.'

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