Milan should cash in as City come calling for Kaka
ItÃ¢ÂÂs no surprise that Manchester City are likely to make a world-record transfer bid for Ricky Kaka.
After all, the Brazilian is the best player in the world, isnÃ¢ÂÂt he?
As pointed out in previous blogs, the dynamic at AC Milan has changed since RonaldinhoÃ¢ÂÂs arrival and itÃ¢ÂÂs been clear for some time that the pair are no longer the perfect fit.
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Just last Sunday, while David Beckham was going about his job in an unfussy manner Ã¢ÂÂ just what was all the fuss about his debut anyway? ItÃ¢ÂÂs not as if he had forgotten how to play football since moving to America Ã¢ÂÂ Kaka and Ronaldinho were cat-fighting over a bit of turf out on the left flank.
KakaÃ¢ÂÂs superior pace ensured that he exploited AS RomaÃ¢ÂÂs rickety right side, leaving Ronie to shake his ever-expanding booty in disgust.
So, Man City arrive in town, apparently with their sights set on Nelson Dida and Rino Gattuso, otherwise known as a cunning ploy to get their feet under the table for a chat with Adriano Galliani.
Of course, the Rossoneri club are officially in Ã¢ÂÂno commentÃ¢ÂÂ mode, although Silvio Berlusconi could not allow the moment to pass without a word or three despite denying he knew anything about three English gentlemen turning up at his clubÃ¢ÂÂs headquarters.
Ã¢ÂÂI hope that Kaka is not for sale,Ã¢ÂÂ purred the president, muddying the waters as usual.
Note, Ã¢ÂÂI hopeÃ¢ÂÂ rather than Ã¢ÂÂHeÃ¢ÂÂs not for saleÃ¢ÂÂ like when Real Madrid and Chelsea came calling.
There are further compelling reasons why Milan may now take a more pragmatic approach to their prize asset.
There is a need to strengthen the defence and Philippe Mexes of AS Roma has already declared he would be Ã¢ÂÂhonouredÃ¢ÂÂ to play for Carlo AncelottiÃ¢ÂÂs team.
But the Frenchman is not going to come cheap: more like something in the region of 15million euro.
Then, there is Yoann Gourcuff who is showing the sort of form at Bordeaux that is definitely worth nurturing back at Milanello next season.
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The 22-year-old has been saddled with the Ã¢ÂÂnew ZidaneÃ¢ÂÂ tag for long enough and now is the time for Milan to invest in the future.
Take the Gulf cash, pension off the old guard and build a new side capable of winning the league and dominating in Europe.
Offers like these donÃ¢ÂÂt come around very often, although if City have offered 100million there's no harm in trying to wring a further 50m out of them is there.