Reports yesterday on Sky Sports News claimed that Roman Abramovich had authorised a £73.5m offer, with wages of £10m a season, in the hope of luring Kaka to Stamford Bridge.
But that was vehemently denied last night in a statement from Chelsea, which read: 'We have never made an offer to AC Milan for Kaka, and therefore not one at this extraordinary level. As a consequence, we have not discussed a salary with the playereither. Any reports to the contrary are totally untrue.'
Real deal: Chelsea never had a prayer of luring Kaka
Chelsea were interested in signing the former world player of the year, not least because he came so highly recommended by new manager Carlo Ancelotti. But by late on Tuesday night Chelsea knew that Kaka had informed his San Siro colleagues of his intention to move to Madrid.
As part of the deal, Dutch pair Arjen Robben and Wesley Sneijder move to Milan, whichtakes the total package to around £70m.
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