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Kaka Rejects City

Kaka Rejects City

'Kaka is staying at Milan,' said a club spokesman, after Berlusconi told Italian television that Kaka was staying put.


'When I heard him say that he prefers to stay, that he doesn't feel like he has lost the opportunity to earn a higher salary and that he feels privileged to wear the shirt, he values the closeness and the friendships, the heat and affection that all the fans have shown him even in these last two days, I said 'hallelujah' and we hugged,' AC Milan owner Berlusconi told Italian television.

Around one-thousand Milan fans were reported to be protesting outside of the club over the potential sale of Kaka to Manchester City in a transfer said to be worth £100m.

Fans then made their way to Kaka's compound where they stood outside singing songs. Kaka greeted the fans on his balcony, beating his hand three times on his heart while clutching an AC Milan shirt.



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Writer:Lincolnsmariner
Date:Monday January 19 2009
Time: 10:56PM

Comments

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Good for football really. You've still got Bellamy though.
ArsenalRob
19/01/2009 22:59:00
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Berlusconi is a little orange****, the move was never on the cards and it was all done to big him up at a clud where he was losing the fans, sad that we got suckered into it, no chance of attracting anyone decent with Hughes at the helm I'm sad to say
bluemanc100
19/01/2009 23:06:00
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Nevermind. You got Bellamy, for £1.5million more than the MAXIMUM price we paid for Ashley Young. Toodles!
murph
19/01/2009 23:08:00
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Agreed, bluemanc100. Could the way that this story broke be *any less* of a blatant drama cooked up by Berlusconi to win over the fans? I mean, if you had to make a film about this whole thing, wouldn't it just end with the antagonists walking out smugly, rubbing their hands with a sinister look and preparing to leave with Kaka, before the "heroine" Berlusconi has a last-minute change of heart and runs back to throw herself into Kaka's arms and tell him she always loved him? That's exactly what's happened here. The deal was declared to be wrapped up, when literally a couple of minutes later Berlusconi runs to the press declaring he can't bear to be separated from Kaka. Sheer media puppetry at it's best. Oh well, I predicted we wouldn't get Kaka from the start of his whole charade. So what now? Do the owners go for a new superstar or do we get to sit back and watch Bellamy shoot up the top scorers list as our star attraction?
Falastur
19/01/2009 23:15:00
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Very few people outside the Man City contingent will be anything but elated. You must perform better in order to get a player like Kaka. I really don't mean any disrespect, I swear.
RadioactiveD
19/01/2009 23:17:00
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True, but you can bet your boots that if we swapped places with Villa right now, Berlusconi would still have done exactly the same thing and cancelled the deal. In most cases, yes, we would and should be admonished by players for not being enough of a threat to be worth joining *at this moment in time*. But I can't believe that Kaka ever had a say in this deal. It was Berlusconi planning to create a storm that only he could defuse from the very start. City just played into his hands by being so eager to follow through.
Falastur
19/01/2009 23:25:00
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Look guys I want tell you something, All player who joined to city from Serie A they did not succeed with us, George Weah, Bianchi DABO Garrido and Even Peter Reid when he returned, I think the best for us now is Ribery and I expect he will be better than Kaka In the style of play in the english premier .
city 81
19/01/2009 23:34:00
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I do actually feel sorry for Citeh fans (I'm not taking the mick either) but I am glad I'm afraid (firstly 'cos I want him at Chelsea even though it'll never happen and secondly because Kaka has restored a little bit of my faith in human nature in the face of enormous financial temptation). You are right, Berlusconi has played you brilliantly but in doing so (and much worse than missing out on Kaka), I feel he may have damaged your prospects of signing other Galacticos who may now feel under pressure to act with the same 'dignity' as Kaka. You will still get a whole lot of great players though, I don't doubt that but you have learned a tough lesson here. I don't think people will laugh at Citeh over this, I don't see why anyone would blame them for trying to sign a player like Kaka when money is no object and besides, if anyone wants a laugh you have made that very easy by signing Bellamy (on God's earth why?!)!!! Basically if you can, it is better to grow your own Kaka, even when you are loaded beyond belief. It's still early in the Middle Eastlands dawn and I feel there is plenty more excitement to come. Bet there is one p*ssed off Sheik tonight though, having just discovered probably for the 1st time in his life that there is something he can't buy at any price!
SpanishBlue
19/01/2009 23:36:00
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Please don't go for Ribery, I was kind of hoping we might get him in the summer! Who is your no. 1 target now (and it better not be JT either!), will you try another huge one like Messi or aim more 'modest' like Ribery?
SpanishBlue
19/01/2009 23:38:00
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I hear the next target (after De Jong) is actually Alex :)
Falastur
19/01/2009 23:40:00
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