Real close to sealing 56m Kaka transfer

CHELSEA&rsquo;S pursuit of AC Milan superstar Kaka appeared to be fading fast last night as Real Madrid closed in on a staggering &pound;56m deal for the coveted Brazil playmaker.<br /><br />Blues owner Roman Abramovich had hoped the former Fifa World Player of the Year would follow Carlo Ancelotti to Stamford Bridge, having hired the ex-AC Milan manager earlier this week.<br /><br />But Real look close to clinching a deal for the 27-year-old, following talks in Madrid yesterday between Kaka&rsquo;s father and agent, Bosco Leite, Milan general manager Adriano Galliani and Madrid president Florentino Perez.<br /><br />Spanish media reported that a fee of &euro;65m (&pound;56m) had been agreed, with Kaka offered a five-year contract worth &pound;7.8m a year, or &pound;150,000 per week. Kaka&rsquo;s spokesman played down suggestions of a done deal, but admitted talks were at a sufficiently advanced stage for the player to be presented with Real&rsquo;s offer. Milan denied Galliani&rsquo;s presence in Madrid was to negotiate the deal, although owner Silvio Berlusconi said Real had made Kaka a proposal, adding that he feared he would leave.<br /><br />&ldquo;Kaka will listen to Real and decide whether or not to make the transfer,&rdquo; said the player&rsquo;s spokesman Diogo Kotscho. &ldquo;What I can say for certain is that the Spaniards and Milan have not reached any agreement.&rdquo;<br /><br />Berlusconi added: &ldquo;I do not know if we can keep Kaka at Milan because they Madrid have offered him so much money. You can&rsquo;t keep someone against his will.&rdquo;<br /><br />Although greater in sterling, due to &nbsp;exchange rates the proposed deal would not eclipse the previous record fee of &euro;73m (then &pound;46m), paid by Real for Zinedine Zidane in 2001.<br /><br />Completion of a deal could be delayed as Kaka is currently in Brazil on international duty and unable to undergo a medical. That may offer a glimmer of hope to Chelsea and Abramovich, who reportedly held talks with Kaka&rsquo;s camp last week.