Real Madrid attacker Kaka has emerged as Paris Saint-Germain’s chief target during the January transfer window, according to Le Parisien.
The affluent side from the French capital indulged in a summer of intense spending, capturing Javier Pastore for €40 million (£33.5m) from Palermo as their crown jewel. A similar spree is envisaged next month, and already PSG have been associated with Porto's Hulk and Carlos Tevez of Manchester City, amongst others.
However, it is Kaka who is top of their shopping list.
Head coach Antoine Kombouare is set to be pushed aside by the Parc des Princes outfit, and the French media strongly suggest that Carlo Ancelotti will be their next coach. The Italian has a strong link with Kaka from their time together at AC Milan, during which the Brazilian picked up the Ballon d’Or after leading his side to the 2006-07 Champions League crown.
Kaka has not enjoyed such fortune since moving to Spain. Injury and a loss of form have hampered the 29-year-old, who is believed to be valued at €40m (£33.5m), and accordingly he has fallen behind Mesut Ozil in the pecking order at the Santiago Bernabeu.
PSG have many historic ties to Brazil, with Rai and Ronaldinho both still icons and Nene presently starring in the starting XI while Ceara plays a key role as well, and Kaka could help continue that tradition as they look to add depth to their squad.
In spite of this, they lead Ligue 1 by three points over second-placed Montpellier.
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