Manchester City could use Emmanuel Adebayor as a bargaining chip in talks for Real Madrid star Kaka.

Chelsea and Manchester City have been put on red alert after it emerged Real Madrid are ready to sell Kaka.

The Brazil international has failed to impress at the Bernabeu since arriving in a £58million deal from AC Milan in 2009.

City's executive chairman Garry Cook was famously quoted as saying Milan 'bottled it'.

However, with Roberto Mancini's side now on course for Champions League football next season, Kaka could be tempted to join them if offered the chance, says the Daily Mail.

Adebayor, currently on loan at Real from City, could be used as a makeweight in any deal.

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