No regrets: OK, we failed to sign Kaka but give City credit, says Hughes

22 January 2009 05:29
No regrets: Manchester City boss Mark Hughes believes his club should be applauded for their audacious attempt to lure AC Milan superstar Kaka 'I think that people have lost sight of what we were trying to do, which was to bring one of the best players in the world to Manchester City. We should be given a little bit of credit for that. 'We were not able to conclude the deal but we got very, very close. It would have been ideal to work with a player of that quality but it is not going to happen and we move on. 'The Kaka situation was one we had to move for. When you have the opportunity to go for one of the best players in the world, timing issues go out of the window.   More. Runaway Robinho set for showdown meeting with Man City boss Hughes Chelsea boss Scolari plans new bid for unhappy Robinho as City look to offer Drogba an escape route Brazil strip - The joke's on Man City as email pranksters have a laugh at Kaka capers MANCHESTER CITY FC NEWS FROM ACROSS THE WEB On the move: Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic could be the next be the join the Eastlands revolution 'When you get the indication that a player of that quality could be available, you have to move quickly. 'We will use the negativity that has been used by others as a strength. We will build slowly, build correctly and make sure we are stronger in the future.' Meanwhile, City have been linked with a move for Chelsea's Serbian international defender Branislav Ivanovic. Ivanovic is behind John Terry, Ricardo Carvalho and Alex in the pecking order at Stamford Bridge and could be tempted by a move. His agent, Vlado Borozan, admits a deal with City is a possibility. He said: 'There is something going on with Manchester City, but Chelsea already refused a£15million offer from AC Milan.'   More. Runaway Robinho set for showdown meeting with Man City boss Hughes Chelsea boss Scolari plans new bid for unhappy Robinho as City look to offer Drogba an escape route Brazil strip - The joke's on Man City as email pranksters have a laugh at Kaka capers MANCHESTER CITY FC NEWS FROM ACROSS THE WEB  

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