Arsenal plotting bid for Real mega star Kaka
Arsene Wenger is plotting an audacious bid to take Kaka on loan from Real Madrid.
‘The People’ reported that beleaguered Arsenal boss is zooming in on the former World Player of the Year after key members of the Frenchman’s backroom team told him he must make a marquee summer signing.
Close allies of Wenger urged him to bring in a big-name star during a meeting at the club’s London Colney training complex last week, it said.
After failing to retain Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri also wanting to move away, Wenger has made an enquiry about the Brazilian mega star.
Lille’s Eden Hazard, and Marseille trio Lucho Gonzalez, Mathieu Valbuena and Andre Ayew are also under consideration.
But it is Kaka whose name will most interest Gunners fans who have been angered by the lack of transfer activity into the Emirates.
The 29-year-old is available after Real boss Jose Mourinho told the Brazilian international he was no longer part of his plans at the Bernabeu.
But the Spanish giants were initially only interested in selling the player.
However, an annual salary of around £9 million, on top of a £30m transfer fee, has put off suitors including Chelsea, AC Milan and Paris St Germain, and that forced Real into a corner.
Now president Florentino Perez, who was instrumental in the £56m signing of Kaka from AC Milan two years ago, has agreed to sanction a loan deal – providing any interested party agrees to pay all of the player’s wages.
This sparked Arsenal’s interest and they will now see if a deal can be done, according to the report.
The Arsenal board earmarked £35m for new signings at the start of the summer and that has been doubled by the sale of Fabregas to Barcelona for £35m.
So Wenger has the finances to cover Kaka’s demands, though they would break Arsenal’s pay structure.
AC Milan would also like to take their former player on loan and there is interest from at least one club, believed to be Corinthians, in his homeland.
Kaka will spend the weekend talking to his family before indicating which offers he is willing to listen to with Real saying that, providing their salary stipulations are met, the player is free to choose which offer to accept, the report added.
Follow Emirates 24|7 on Google News.