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The mystery of Kaka, Real Madrid and the transfer bid from Chelsea that never was

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03 Jun 2009 23:15:48

The mystery of Kaka, Real Madrid and the transfer bid from Chelsea that never was

Chelsea have conceded defeat in the race to sign Kaka, with AC Milan's Brazil superstar heading for Real Madrid in a world-record £56million deal. 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.   Chelsea deny £73.5m bid for Kaka as Real look set to land Brazil starBayern stand firm on Ribery as Euro giants battle it out for France aceChelsea push on in £45m Pato pursuit despite his commitment to AC MilanChelsea kick-off Ancelotti's reign by signing Man City striker SturridgeCHELSEA FC


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