Real Madrid’s Kaka talks about leav­ing the Bern­abeu – and three Lon­don clubs are all ears

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KAKA is con­sid­er­ing his fu­ture at Real Madrid while back home in Brazil for Christ­mas – and Arse­nal, Tot­ten­ham and Chelsea are ready to pounce in the Jan­uary trans­fer win­dow should he de­cide to quit the Bern­abeu.

The former World and Euro­pean Foot­baller of the Year is on the fringes of Jose Mour­inho’s first team and is now talk­ing over his op­tions with his fam­ily, ac­cord­ing to Span­ish mag­a­zine El Con­fi­den­cial.

Arse­nal and Chelsea have long sought af­ter the play­maker, while Spurs have re­cently en­tered the race for his sig­na­ture.

With Ger­many mid­fielder Me­sut Ozil block­ing Kaka’s path to the first team, Madrid may be tempted to let their £56mil­lion sign­ing go for around £30m.

But Spurs are said to be in­ter­ested in a loan deal, while Arse­nal were in touch with Madrid last sum­mer about a sim­i­lar of­fer.

The 29-year-old star has failed to repli­cate his AC Mi­lan form for Madrid since his mega-money move to the Span­ish giants in the sum­mer of 2009.

Kaka, 29, has started just nine games un­der Mour­inho this term in all com­pe­ti­tions.

Mean­while, Arsene Wenger ex­pects Kieran Gibbs, who had a her­nia op­er­a­tion in Oc­to­ber, to be out for at least four more weeks, which will be enough for the Gun­ners’ man­ager to step up his in­ter­est in loan­ing Wayne Bridge from Manch­ester City.

Gibbs was ex­pected to re­turn to ac­tion at As­ton Villa this week but re­mains side­lined on Arse­nal’s de­fen­sive in­jury list with Jo­han Djourou, An­dre San­tos, Carl Jenk­in­son and Bacary Sagna.

Former Eng­land in­ter­na­tional Bridge has been told he can leave Manch­ester City when­ever he wants and could make a loan re­turn to Lon­don. – Daily Mail.

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