Kaka has returned from Brazil “healed.”
He was experiencing discomfort in the pubis area, but after conservative treatment, he appears to be okay. He could even be called up to play against Osasuna on the 3rd of January.
Real Madrid are hoping to carry over their “Galacticos II” mission to 2010. Florentino Perez wishes to complete his already formidable line-up by adding either Aguero, Villa or Rooney (in that order of preference) to his squad. Rumour has it that he is most keen to bring “Kun” Aguero to Real, as Van Nistelrooy is out of contract next June, and the future of Raul is uncertain. If that fails, a loan move for Villa is the next prefered choice, and Rooney remains the last choice, mainly because it will be almost impossible to pry him away from Manchester United.
Sheikh Mansour, the owner of Manchester City has been linked with a move to buy Real Madrid. Reports also suggest that Sheikh Mansour is willing to take on the debts at Real Madrid which would entice many to back the bid.
Sheikh Mansour is the brother of the ruler of Abu Dhabi, he spent over 200 million pounds securing ownership of Manchester City in August 2008. According to AS he will open talks with Real Madrid in 2010.
In other Real Madrid related transfer news, Newcastle United defender Fabricio Coloccini has caught the attention of the club.
Real are without Pepe for the season due to a knee injury, and are keen on the Argentine international, who is having a great season thus far in the Championship.
He has had previous spells in Spain with Atletico Madrid and Deportivo La Coruna.
Real Madrid are also showing interest in Porto defender Bruno Alves, who they hope can serve the same purpose as Pepe.
However, he is priced at £25 million by Porto.