By Sergio Chesi
Inter's hopes of securing the services of Real Madrid playmaker Kaka appear to be dead in the water, Goal.com has learned.
The Serie A giants are believed to be interested in using part of the funds generated by the proposed transfer of Samuel Eto'o to Anzhi Makhachkala to make one last addition to their squad.
Kaka has long been the subject of Inter's affection, and a report in Marca earlier on Monday indicated the club were keen on signing the Brazilian midfielder.
However, according to information Goal.com has gathered, the chances of Kaka moving to Inter are slim to none.
Real Madrid are open to the idea of parting with Kaka for €30 million - half of what he cost just two years ago -, and though it is believed Inter will receive that same sum from the sale of Eto'o, the Serie A side are uninterested in using all their profit to sign one player.
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez enjoys a good relationship with AC Milan CEO Adriano Galliani, and if he considers lowering his asking price for Kaka, he would always give priority to the San Siro outfit.
After spending six years at AC Milan, Kaka's good relationship with the Serie A champions would prevent him from joining his former side's great rivals, while his wage demands are also a stumbling block for Inter.
Kaka, who won the FIFA World Player of the Year award in 2007, has been afflicted by injuries since joining Real Madrid, which have prevented him from showing the level of form which saw him shine while at AC Milan.