Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Garry Cook in Milan for Kaká talks

Big transfer news this evening: Garry Cook has flown to Italy for talks with AC Milan over the transfer of Kaká.

This came on Sky Sports News sometime this evening and has understandably caused quite a stir over the last few hours.

No bid has been made but some of the numbers mentioned are ludicrous. The Telegraph suggests a fee of £100million and wages of £15m/year or £500k/week. The Mail makes a similar claim, but says that Hughes "is already understood to be thinking of Kaka in terms of the Premier League game with Newcastle on January 28."

Everything had been pointing to a move for Kaká for some time. But it always seemed to me to be a more plausible move for the summer, rather than January. So in the immediate term I'm more concerned about the Wigan match.

PS Most papers have a quote from an official AC Milan statement, saying:
Manchester City want Kaka at all costs and they have shown their cards. Garry Cook, two representatives of Sheik Mansour and Kia Joorabchian, who is acting as a mediator, met with Adriano Galliani and Ernesto Bronzetti (Milan’s chief executive and commercial director) and made their offer.

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