London, Jun 4: Carlo Ancelotti, new Chelsea's manager made a dramatic phone call to Brazilian football star Kaka, begging him not to join Spanish club Real Madrid.
Milan sources were adamant that Kaka will still go to Real and the deal will be confirmed on Monday, Jun 8. But Blues owner Roman Abramovich discovered on Wednesday, Jun 3 that Kaka's transfer had still not been legally concluded.
The Sun reports that Ancelotti's call had speculation mounted throughout the day that Chelsea had offered a staggering 73.5 million pound for the playmaker and were willing to pay him 17 million pund in wages.
A friend of Ancelotti said, "Carlo called Kaka in Brazil. Carlo is hopeful that Chelsea can be a tempting destination and his personal bond with the player can make a difference."
The Milan insider said, "He is not going to Chelsea - even though Ancelotti has been asking him for some time to come with him."
He added, "The will of the player in this case is paramount. And we know that he wants to join Real Madrid, not Chelsea. This is no longer a moving story. The announcement will come on Monday."