Manchester City may target dad to get Kaka to move
London | January 15, 2009 3:10:38 PM IST
Manchester City may target Brazilian striker Kaka's dad to get the superstar to accept a proposed 100-million-pound move from A C Milan.
Mirror Sport has learned that Kaka's father Bosco, who is his son's closest adviser, is due to fly to Milan to discuss the City proposal with their chief executive Garry Cook.
The Blues hope to persuade Bosco of their ambition to become one of Europe's top clubs and believe his father will help persuade the former World Player of the Year to join them in the world record breaking deal.
It is understood City officials will sit down with Kaka and his representatives within the next 48 hours and present their proposal to the player and his advisers.
But they must prove they have what it takes to become a major European force before the Brazil star will consider joining them.
Mega-rich City believe they can pull off their audacious plan to sign him in a deal worth more than double the existing world record 47 million that Spanish club Real Madrid paid Juventus to land French captain Zinedine Zidane in 2001.
But their hopes of signing the former World Player of the Year were dealt a blow when Kaka's agent warned City the AC Milan star would only consider joining a team capable of competing with the best in Europe.Kaka responded to City's interest by declaring his loyalty to Milan but he is intrigued by the prospect of joining the revolution at Eastlands - if the club can match his appetite for success. (ANI)
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