Kaka will be the creative attacker Chelsea turn to if they fail in their attempts to sign Palermo’s Javier Pastore or Tottenham’s Luka Modric, according to Spanish newspaper AS.
Despite new manager Andre Villas-Boas’ cautious approach in the transfer window, it’s understood that adding some creativity to Chelsea’s midfield is a priority and will get done this summer.
It’s thought that Kaka is surplus to requirements at Real Madrid with the impressive debut season from Mesut Ozil last season. After struggling with injury and the form of Ozil, Kaka has found himself out of sorts at the Bernabeu and could be headed to Stamford Bridge.
It’s believed that Madrid will be eager to recoup some of the £56 million they paid for the Brazilian superstar in 2009, and to offload the weekly wages of £170,000 that Kaka receives after taxes.
AC Milan have also been linked with a bid to take their former player back, however Chelsea would be far more likely to be able to take on such a hefty contract.
The biggest stumbling block to any Kaka to Chelsea transfer is that of the transfer fee. After spending £56 million on Kaka in 2009, it’s believed that Madrid want to recoup at least £26 million for the former player of the year.
Fellow Spanish publication Sport believes that Chelsea are balking at that price considering Kaka has made just 53 appearances in the club’s 107 competitive matches since his then-world record switch from Milan to Madrid.
However, any deal for Kaka would likely depend on a failure to bring Modric or Pastore to Chelsea.