Spanish media downplayed reports that Real Madrid had signed AC Milan star Kaka, saying details remain to be worked out and that Chelsea still hope to buy the Brazilian for a world record fee.
“The transfer (to Real) is still not official but all the parties are giving it as a done deal," the sports daily AS said Wednesday, noting "pressure" from Chelsea.
Kaka himself insists he's staying put in italy, telling Monday's La Gazzetto dello Sport: "I'll tell you this for the last time, the very last. I don't want to leave Milan.”
“To the millions of Milan fans, I tell you that I've made my choice. I've said I want to stay. Leave me in peace, please.”
Spain complete year as No 1
Zurich: European champions Spain completed a year on top of FIFA's world rankings while the Netherlands moved up to second place for the first time in almost four years when the latest list was released on Wednesday.
Man Utd agree on shirt sponsorship deal
London: Aon Corp, the world's largest insurance broker, has agreed a four-year deal to sponsor the shirts of English Premier League champions Manchester United from the start of the 2010-11 season.
United's current 14 million pounds ($23.25 million) a year deal with U.S. insurance giant American International Group runs out in June 2010.