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16 Agustus 2008

Kaka To Chelsea, Next Summer

Chelsea have been consistently linked with a move for the European and World Footballer of the Year since very early on in Roman Abramovich’s tenureship at Stamford Bridge.

This summer has been the hottest since with regards to speculation, and a few weeks ago the Italian and English press was full of reports over a possible transfer.

This most recent saga started towards the end of July when it was reported that Chelsea had made a €100m bid for Kaka. The next day Milan Vice President Adriano Galliani confirmed that he had rejected a “conspicuous” offer from Chelsea but wouldn’t reveal a figure, before adding that Kaka was not for sale at any price.

Chelsea's chief executive Peter Kenyon then refuted talk of a bid for Kaka, but this didn’t stop the press reporting that the English giants were to make a gargantuan €150m offer for the Brazilian.

Eventually the rampant speculation died down, but a new report in The Times claims that there is a very good chance that the transfer could go through next summer.

Chelsea are said to be already laying the groundwork for a world record deal that will take one year to complete, and are hoping that this long-term tactic will provide the same result as their pursuit of former Rossonero Andriy Shevchenko, who they tried to sign in three consecutive summers before finally capturing him in 2006.

Milan have told Chelsea that they will not sell Kaka this summer, but may reconsider this stance next year. The player himself may also be open to the move due to the presence of Blues manager Luiz Felipe Scolari who coached Kaka for Brazil during their victorious 2002 World Cup campaign in Korea and Japan.

Roberto Rossi