Gala eyeing Kaka and Zarate
Turkish club keen on pair
By Simone Bargellini. Last Updated: August 20, 2012 5:46pm
Galatasaray's chairman says the club will do 'everything possible' to try and secure the signature of Kaka from Real Madrid, while Lazio's Mauro Zarate is also a target.
Real have hinted they would be willing to part ways with Brazil international Kaka this summer, with the 30-year-old having struggled to make an impact in Spain following his prolific spell with AC Milan in Serie A.
The Rossoneri have been linked with a reunion with their former star but have said a deal is unlikely due to financial restraints.
Kaka, who has also been linked with a loan move to Manchester United, has now caught the eye of Turkish giants Galatasaray and chairman Unal Aysal says the club are determined to lure the midfielder to the Turk Telekom Arena.
Aysal told Haber7.com: "We will try to do everything possible to bring Kaka to our team.
"He is still undecided whether or not to remain at Real Madrid. It won't be easy to convince him (to come to Galatasaray), but we'll keep trying."
Meanwhile, the chairman is feeling positive over the possible signing of Lazio forward Zarate, who spent last season on loan at Inter Milan and previously had a loan spell at Birmingham.
He added of the Argentinian: "Zarate seems closer to us. We want to reduce the SS Lazio's demand for €12 million, which is too much for us."
Galatasaray coach Fatih Terim says he would be happy with both reinforcements to his squad.
He added: "I gave my approval for Kaka and Zarate. Their transfers would both be welcome."