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New Liverpool owners threaten Chelsea plans for unwanted Real Madrid ace Kaka

Real Madrid star Kaka is being lined up for a sensational move to England in January. The Daily Mail says Inter Milan had looked the most likely destination for the Brazil playmaker, but the Italians are ready to ditch their interest for fears of intense competition from Barclays Premier League sides looking to make an impact signing when the transfer window reopens.

Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti is a confirmed admirer of the 28-year-old, while Manchester City and Liverpool have also been identified as potential destinations.

Chelsea may be best placed to sign Kaka because of the close bond between the player and Ancelotti, who got the best out of the midfielder during their time together at the San Siro.

However, it is unclear whether the Blues would be willing to splash out a hefty transfer fee after considerable belt-tightening at Stamford Bridge.

City have the resources and boss Roberto Mancini has indicated he will re-enter the market in January. Relations between City, Milan and Kaka were damaged by a botched bid to take him to Eastlands in January 2009, but the landscape has changed.

The player's standing has declined, while City's status has rocketed since then and a deal may now be attractive.

Liverpool have also been mooted as a potential suitor by sources in Italy, with Kaka tipped as the kind of signing that would be a coup for the new Anfield owners.

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