Monthly Archives: June 2009

Kaka Completes Real Move

After weeks of speculation, Kaka’s move to Real Madrid was made official on Monday. The 27-year-old Brazilian is believed to have signed for around £59m ($94.05m). Kaka is currently in Brazil preparing for Brazil’s FIFA World Cup qualifier against Paraguay and the upcoming Confederations Cup in South Africa. The playmaker was glad that the move…

Chelsea dismiss reports of Kaka bid

Chelsea have dismissed as “totally untrue” reports they have tabled a world transfer record offer of £73.5million for AC Milan superstar Kaka. Kaka has been strongly linked with a move to Real Madrid following Florentino Perez’s return as president, but speculation has since arose that the Blues have entered the race. However Chelsea, who have…

Maldini a model pro – Ancelotti

Carlo Ancelotti has paid tribute to newly-retired Paolo Maldini, the legendary defender he coached for eight years at AC Milan. Maldini capped a 24-year career with Sunday’s 2-0 triumph at Fiorentina – a result which ensured the Rossoneri direct qualification for the group phrase of next season’s Champions League. “The friendship with Maldini will remain…

Chelsea Names Ancelotti Manager

Chelsea have confirmed the appointment of Carlo Ancelotti as manager on a three-year deal, describing him as “the outstanding candidate”. The Italian succeeds Guus Hiddink, whose short stint at Stamford Bridge ended after Saturday’s FA Cup final victory over Everton. Ancelotti, who has long been linked with the Stamford Bridge post, left Milan by mutual…