According to England's Daily Star, AC Milan has decided to sell Kaká to Chelsea -- providing it receives a world-record bid of $151 million.
Chelsea has been consistently linked with a move for the European and World Player of the Year over the last few years, and this summer has been consistently linked with a mega-money bid for the star.
In July it was reported that Chelsea had made a $148 million offer for Kaká. The next day Milan Vice President Adriano Galliani confirmed that the club had rejected a "conspicuous" offer from Chelsea but wouldn't reveal a figure, before adding that Kaká was not for sale at any price.
Chelsea's chief executive Peter Kenyon then refuted talk of a bid for Kaká, but that didn't stop the press from reporting the Londoners were set to make a huge $221 million bid for the midfielder.
Eventually the speculation died down, but last week there were fresh reports in the English and Italian press that Milan may consider selling Kaká to Chelsea next summer for a world-record fee.
According to the Daily Star, this is indeed true, and the Rossoneri will release their star man if Chelsea tables a bid of $151 million.
Chelsea manager Luiz Felipe Scolari is said to prefer the signing of Real Madrid star Robinho, but if that isn't possible, he certainly won't turn down the chance of working with Kaká, whom he coached for Brazil during its victorious 2002 World Cup campaign in Korea and Japan.
Oh man, I froth at the mere thought... I'm sure Rom thinks this is just pennies for the greatest star around, and is already tabling his bid, pending the falling through of the Robinho deal. Yeah, Chelsea's midfield is rather full, and a striker would be more desirable, but COME ON. IT'S KAKA. Who says we can't play him upfront? God knows he has. That's world class talent Chelsea could add. A cup could be nearly assured, what with Kaka working alongside the likes of Deco, Cole, Anelka, etc.