Couple of final attempts on the way…
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According to Sky Italia and La Gazzeta dello Sport, Milan are set to offer two separate €8 million bids for Real Madrid’s Kaka and Shangai’s Didier Drogba.
Real Madrid will not reportedly be willing to let Kaka go for a price between €12 million to €20 million maximum, but as Milan are prepared to make a last attempt for the Brazilian, they may not have a choice. Gianluca Di Marzio hints at a take it or leave it bid of around €8 million or €10 million with Milan fully responsible for his salary.
In the meantime, the situation seems to get its toll for the former Milan jewel. He hasn’t been called up by coach Mourinho for the Copa Del Rey return match against Valencia, neither by newly-appointed Brazil coach Luis Felipe Scolari for England friendly on 6 February.
Milan’s president Berlusconi is expected to take over the talks next week with hope to convince the Madrid giant.
It has also been reported that Galliani has had a meeting with met super agent Mino Raiola earlier today, with Balotelli the main dish on the plate. However, it seems that the San Siro outfit are set to enter plan B, with Didier Drogba the alternative to the troubled Italian international.
Milan are looking to snap the 34-year-old for free, as has asked Shanghai Shenhua to release him. His wage demands are impossible, though – €10 million for a season and a half. “A player like Drogba would certainly improve both the technical level and self-esteem of the team,” BBC Sport has quoted coach Allegri as saying.