Brazilian international Kaka looks to be edging closer to a move to Real Madrid, after undergoing a medical on Monday morning. The potential transfer of the summer is nearing its completion as the Brazilian national team’s doctors examined the 27-year-old on Real’s behalf. Brazil team doctors are believed to have examining the AC Milan playmaker in the Brazilian city of Recife, where Brazil face Paraguay in a World Cup qualifier on Wednesday. The former World Player of The Year has called a press conference for Monday evening when it is believed the move will be confirmed. The CBF, the Brazilian FA, said on their website: "The Brazilian team's technical staff agreed to a request from Kaka and the directors of Real Madrid and released the player to undergo routine exams at a clinic in Recife," said the statement. "The CBF accepted the role of making the logistical arrangements for the exam, through the head of the medical department, Dr Jose Luiz Runco, who accompanied the player during the exams to which he was submitted." The signing would be a serious statement of intent from recently re-elected Real chairman Florentino Perez. Having resigned in 2006, Perez has pledged to make Real Madrid a European superpower again after a disappointing season. Real lost their La Liga title to Barcelona and were humiliated in the Champions League Second knock-out Round by Liverpool. Kaka was the subject of a bid from Manchester City in January, but a deal failed to materialise. Chelsea were also said to be keen on the Brazilian, with Kaka’s former boss at Milan, Carlo Ancelotti taking the manager’s job at Stamford Bridge last week.
8 June 2009
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