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Jan 16, 2009

City deny Kaka deal is done

Manchester City have rejected claims that they have signed Brazilian superstar Kaka. Reports had emerged in the United Arab Emirates that the 26-year-old AC Milan star has agreed to join City during the current transfer window.

But City have been quick to dismiss the story, citing its origin as the same source that claimed on Thursday that the deal was off.

In fact, discussions will continue next week when Kaka's father, who is currently on holiday in Brazil, will meet City officials to discuss their proposals.

Earlier, Milan coach Carlo Ancelotti confirmed the Eastlands outfit had made a bid, which was now being considered by the Serie A giants.

The sum involved - £108million - would smash the world record transfer that saw Zinedine Zidane leave Juventus for Real Madrid in 2001.

It is thought Milan will accept the bid, leaving City to persuade Kaka of their worth.

Manager Mark Hughes is confident Kaka will be impressed, with the Blues also lodging a bid with Hamburg for Holland international Nigel De Jong as they look to address the other clear deficiencies in their squad.

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