Real Madrid have seen off competition from Chelsea to strike terms for AC Milan star Kaka. Spanish sources say Chelsea were interested in signing the former world player of the year, not least because he came so highly recommended by new manager Carlo Ancelotti. But by late on Tuesday night Chelsea knew that Kaka had informed his San Siro colleagues of his intention to move to Madrid.
Kaka is with the Brazil team at their base in Teresopolis, near Rio de Janeiro, preparing for World Cup qualifiers in Uruguay on Saturday and at home against Paraguay on Wednesday.
He has shunned journalists since wearily telling reporters on Monday night that he was tired of being asked questions about Real Madrid. When a microphone was thrust in front of his face yesterday, he said: "This is not the day for talking."