Jose Mourinho has stated his hopes that none of his players leave the Santiago Bernabeu in the January transfer window but it’s no secret that the Brazilian playmaker has fallen out of favour with the La Liga giants.
Since completing a world record breaking £56m transfer from AC Milan in 2009, Kaka’s stock seems to have done nothing except go down.
The midfielder seems to have failed to adapt to La Liga as well as Real would have hoped and is expected to leave at some point this year.
This has led Chelsea, who were tracking the player over the summer, into taking the initiative with a January bid.
The Blues appear to have lost out on several midfield targets over recent days and will surely be considering the 2007 Ballon d’Or winner as a result.
Among the seemingly failed candidates are players such as Neymar, Mario Gotze and Luka Modric who have all either committed their immediate futures to the clubs they currently find themselves with or, in Neymar’s case, apparently agreed a pre-contract agreement with a club for 2013.
Kaka has obviously shown his potential for greatness on a club and international level having won such accolades as the FIFA World Cup, FIFA World Player of the Year as well as numerous domestic titles in Serie A.
Chelsea are looking to fill a midfield hole in the side and with Andre Villas Boas’ relationship with Frank Lampard appearing to do nothing but worsen, there could soon be another void.
Kaka is not the player he was in 2009 but if AVB were to return him to his fighting best, the 29 year-old can still be a powerful force capable of altering any team for the better.
What’s more, the maestro’s valuation has fallen dramatically over the past two seasons and could be worth a punt at his new price tag of £23m.