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