AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani says Chelsea have made an “astronomical” bid for Kaka according to BBC Sport.
The Blues have long been linked with a move for the 26-year-old World Player of the Year and following the arrival of their new boss, ex-Brazil coach Luis Felipe Scolari, it was thought that the pursuit of Kaka would intensify.
Galliani told Italian newspaper La Stampa, Ã¢â‚¬Å“We received an astronomical offer from Chelsea for Kaka.Ã¢â‚¬Â Galliani did not say how much or when the offer was made for Kaka, who helped Milan win the Champions League in 2006 – 2007.
The AC Milan vice-president also revealed the club has had interest in 29-year-old Italy midfielder Andrea Pirlo.
Pirlo’s agent has been reported as saying in the Italian press he wants his client to be given the same wage as Kaka. But Galliani added, Ã¢â‚¬Å“For Pirlo, there have been many requests. But neither Pirlo nor his agent have come into my office and asked me for an improvement in salary.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Galliani ha also said that by selling Kaka and Pirlo they could immediately stabilize Milan’s finances, with the club having missed out on a place in next season’s Champions League.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“All we would need to do in order to wipe out our debts is sell Kaka and Pirlo,Ã¢â‚¬Â he said.
But last month AC Milan technical director, Leonardo told BBC Sport it was Ã¢â‚¬Å“impossibleÃ¢â‚¬Â for Chelsea to sign Kaka while the player himself also enunciated his desire to stay at Milan.
[Source: Foxsports.com, BBC Sport]
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