Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Kaka, Balotelli Deals Still Alive Despite Claims
La Marca, January 22nd, 2013 12:05PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  england, italy, real madrid, spain

MOST COMMENTED

AC Milan could come up empty during the January transfer window … or not. A day after expressing hope that Kaka could be on his way back to the San Siro, Adriano Galliani told reporters that talks between Real Madrid and AC Milan have broken down “for tax reasons.” Meanwhile, Manchester City has sanctioned the sale of troublesome striker Mario Balotelli before the end of the month, but Milan and City are still some distance from agreeing on what his sale price should be.

According to La Marca, Galliani is playing cat and mouse with Real Madrid over the signing of Kaka. While the Milan vice president seemed to be saying that the deal had failed, La Gazzetta dello Sport says Milan has reached an agreement with the Brazilian that would see his salary cut from $13.3 million to $8 million, and now the move is waiting for Real Madrid’s final approval. Goal.com says the hold-up is Real’s demand for a $9 million fee to cover its tax payments. Talks remain ongoing.

The Daily Telegraph is reporting that the Balotelli deal is also still alive. Milan believes City’s initial valuation of $48 million is excessive, but the paper’s sources say the Serie A giant would be willing to pay closer to $35 million to secure his signature. The big sticking point could be Milan’s wish to pay the fee over as many as six installments instead of upfront. 

Read the original story...


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Report: Arsenal Leads EPL with 900 Injuries in 12 Seasons    
According to a report from PhysioRoom.com, which monitors sports team injuries, Premier League giant Arsenal has ...
Underdog BATE Bounces Back Against Bilbao     
Despite losing its opening game to FC Porto, 6-0, underdog BATE Borisov found itself right back ...
Bayern Bosses Slam CSKA's Empty Stadium     
Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola admitted there were few benefits to playing in an empty stadium ...
Diego Costa Ready to Play for Spain, Despite Mourinho     
Diego Costa on Wednesday declared himself fit to play for Spain despite club coach Jose Mourinho's ...
Totti: Man City's Tweet Inspired Me to Score    
AS Roma captain Francesco Totti claimed that Manchester City brought him luck by referencing him prior ...
PSG Tames Barca in UCL Thriller    
Paris Saint-Germain might finally have what it takes to win the UEFA Champions League, coach Laurent ...
The case for more female coaches in youth soccer    
Nicole Farley, who coaches at Southern California's Laguna United SC and Dana High School, says "I ...
Nasri to Miss a Month Following Surgery     
Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri will miss a month after having groin surgery over the weekend. ...
Herrera Out as Man United Injury Crisis Worsens    
Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera will be out for "weeks" with a fractured rib in yet ...
Giroud Signs Gunners Extension    
Goal.com reports that injured Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has signed a two-year contract extension with the ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives