Manchester City made a hasty retreat from their world record attempt to sign Kaka last night when the Brazil international informed Milan he had no interest in swapping San Siro for Eastlands. City had proposed a £91m deal to the Italian club and a weekly wage of £500,000 for the former World Footballer of the Year. But, appearing at a window of his flat where about 2,000 Milan fans had gathered and pointing to his heart, Kaka confirmed his primary motivation is not Sheikh Mansour’s money.
The Milan owner and Italian prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi broadcast the 24-year-old’s decision to his relieved supporters last night.
In Italy, Kaka explained his decision to spurn Eastlands to remain at San Siro: “I believe I have made the right choice,” he said. “To have gone to Manchester City could have been a great project but in the past few days I have prayed a lot to understand what the right team would be and in the end I have decided to remain here.
“I don’t want anything else, I just want to be well and be happy in the place where people love me. From this story I have understood how people love me at Milan, the fans and my teammates have helped me make this choice.”
Robinho skips City training camp
London: City’s Brazilian striker Robinho has left the club's training base in the Canary Islands and could face disciplinary action, Blue's executive chairman Garry Cook said on Tuesday. "I do know Robinho is not at the training centre in Tenerife," Cook told the BBC.
Liverpool stay at second place
London: Liverpool remained in second place behind Manchester United in the Premier League on Monday after a Tim Cahill goal three minutes from time earned Everton a 1-1 draw in a lively Merseyside derby at Anfield.
Liverppol appeared all set to reclaim the spot after a superb Steven Gerrard goal put them ahead after 68 minutes.