Chelsea are in pole position to sign Brazil playmaker Kaka from Real Madrid.
The 28-year-old is tipped to leave the Bernabeu after a disappointing 18 months in La Liga, and sources in Spain insist a move to Stamford Bridge is his most likely destination.
Kaka, who was once seen as the best player in the world, could find it hard to turn down a reunion with former mentor Carlo Ancelotti.
The Italian has never hidden his admiration and close relationship with the attacking midfielder, and has admitted that he would be keen on signing the Brazilian again if Real Madrid were willing to sell him.
Kaka thrived under Ancelotti at Milan and won the Balon D'or twice, only for him to leave for the Galacticos when Ancelotti left for Chelsea.
Milan rivals AC and Inter, as well as Manchester City, have all been linked with a swoop, but a well-connected radio station in Madrid insist that Chelsea are the favourites for his signature.
Madrid are still undecided on what to do with their Brazilian star man, as he is out injured currently and has yet to reach his potential for Los Blancos. But if Kaka can rediscover his form then a starting birth would surely follow.
Real could possibly let him leave on loan in January, and bring him back to the Spanish capital once he's regained match fitness elsewhere.
Chelsea would have to pay a huge fee for Kaka as Real Madrid would look to recoup most of the £56 million they paid for him last year. Florentino Perez is a big fan of the Brazilian, and would be against him leaving on the cheap.
Jose Mourinho is not convinced though, and believes his injuries have left Kaka as a shadow of the player he was two years ago.
The former Chelsea boss has decided to put his faith in a new generation of players and it is proving a success with Mesut Ozil, Angel Di Maria, Sergio Canales and Pedro Leon all thriving under Mourinho.
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