Chelsea target Kaka looks to be up for sale as Jose Mourinho prepares his own Real Madrid side next season, according to Spanish newspaper Sport.
The Brazilian, who move to the Bernabeu for 60 million euros, has not lived up to that price tag and had a poor debut season in La Liga.
Rafael van der Vaart, who captained Holland during some of the World Cup final, came into the Whites’ side to replace Kaka and impressed.
‘The Special One’ has already announced his intention of keeping the Dutchman, meaning the former AC Milan playmaker could be set to leave the Spanish capital.
Yesterday Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti admitted that he was interested in being reunited with Kaka at Stamford Bridge but conceded that it was unlikely to happen.
The Blues boss said: “Unfortunately he cannot come: firstly Real Madrid don't want to sell him, and secondly we would need a consent over the transfer, and thirdly it would be a multi-million operation. None of these conditions exist.”
The latest developments in Madrid, though, will interest Ancelotti and Roman Abramovich could yet dip into his pockets and sort out a cut-price deal for the former Ballon d’Or winner.
The Premier League champions have been linked with an even bigger transfer swoop for Liverpool striker Fernando Torres, who is now injured – possibly ruling out a move away from Anfield.
If the Blues do not splash out the cash on the Spaniard, a deal for Kaka could be more affordable, despite the signing of Yossi Benayoun.