LA Galaxy have offered $8m for the services of Brazilian Kaka after his proposed move to AC Milan broke down.
Spanish broadcaster Andres Cantor tweeted the news from his account:
According to Marca newspaper, LA Galaxy made an 8M bid for Kaká. Real Madrid turned it down, they won’t sell him for less than 32M
— ANDRES CANTOR (@AndresCantorGOL) January 18, 2013
The deal would mean the first ever player to win the Ballon d’or would play in the MLS with Los Angeles, with David Beckham most likely to head back to Europe to continue his career in Monaco. The MLS Cup Champions are keen to replace one superstar with another and have tested Madrid’s resolve for a player that they value at $25m report Marca.
Kaka has expressed his intention to leave in January to the Real Madrid hierarchy and boss Jose Mourinho has told him that he is free to seek a move elsewhere. The Brazilian playmaker has tentatively opened up a deal with LA Galaxy when he said to ESPN: “I will go if I have an agreement with the club.”
AC Milan looked to be favourites to secure Kaka’s signature but concerns over the players wages have caused the proposed to break down. CEO Adriano Galliani ruled out a move by saying:
“The negotiations for Kaka have broken down. It’s not possible to complete the deal for fiscal reasons.”
The signing of Kaka would be a real coup for the Los Angeles club, who have also been linked with Frank Lampard in the January transfer window.
David Beckham has insisted that Kaka would be welcome at LA Galaxy and was full of praise for the playmaker. He said:
“If there were any chance of bringing Kaká to Galaxy, I’m sure that the owners would do everything possible to make it happen”.
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