Arsenal have been snubbed in their attempts to sign Kaka from Real Madrid - and have now turned their attention to Marseille's Lucho Gonzalez.
Arsene Wenger wanted the Brazilian playmaker on a season long loan but Kaka, who joined the Spanish giants from AC Milan in 2009 for a then world record fee of £56million, is reported to be earning £200,000 per week, which would smash Arsenal’s pay structure.
Kaka has struggled with injuries during his time in Spain and has fallen down the pecking order since the arrival of Jose Mourinho at the Bernabeu last year. It’s been reported that the 29-year-old is willing to take a pay cut to return to Milan before next Wednesday’s transfer deadline.
Wenger is keen to bolster his squad before the deadline and add some real quality in midfield after the departure of skipper Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri.
The Arsenal boss has also enquired about Marseille playmaker Gonzalez . The 30- year-old Argentina international is wanted on loan as Wenger has concerns about any permanent deal due to his age.
Another option is Shaktar Donetsk star Willian, with the Brazilian attacking midfielder keen to move to the Premier League after winning the Ukrainian league last season.