Chelsea are willing to cough up big to land the Brazilian and are convinced Milan are in a position to sell after failing to qualify for this season's Champions League.

Kaka's spokesman Diogo Kotscho had also claimed a deal to take Kaka to Chelsea is on the cards. Kotscho said: "This time is different. This is the first time we feel a deal will definitely happen."

The Sun says the Milan camp are split over whether to cash in on Kaka.

Some directors want to raise money to strengthen the team while others, including Italian Premier and club owner Silvio Berlusconi, are adamant he will not be sold.