Kaka linked with £30m Chelsea move
Published 22:31 23/11/11 By John Cross
Real Madrid may be about to offload Brazilian superstar Kaka - and are ready to sound out Chelsea about signing him.
The Spanish giants could be tempted to sell for around £30million, even though the former European and World Footballer of the Year's fortunes at Real have recently improved, helping him win back his place in the Brazil side.
Agents are putting out feelers to see if clubs are interested in the 29-year-old midfielder and believe Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich may be tempted.
Kaka's mother suggested in a tweet in May that he could be on his way to London and, despite his £59m move from AC Milan two years ago, he is not guaranteed a place in the Jose Mourinho line-up.
Chelsea denied interest at the time, but a big-name signing would boost morale and confidence at the club.
The big-spending Blues are keen to improve their squad after their worst start to a season since Abramovich took over - although it is believed boss Andre Villas-Boas sees his forward line as top priority.
Chelsea are ready to offload striker Nicolas Anelka in January and may yet go back for Tottenham midfielder Luka Modric.
But after being knocked back for the Croatian playmaker in the summer, they may be forced to look at other options.
Few mega-deals are done in the winter transfer window but Real, with Kaka on around £8m-a-year, may buck the trend if the deal is right.
Manchester City tried to buy Kaka from Milan in January 2009, but six months later he went to Real.