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United offered Brazil legend in shock loan deal
Kaka has been offered to Manchester United on a season-long loan as Real Madrid prepare for the arrival of Luka Modric. Galatasaray and Kaka’s former club AC Milan have also registered their interest in the 2007 World Player of the Year, but United are the biggest draw for the Brazilian. Sir Alex Ferguson is giving the 30-year-old serious consideration but has fears about his form and fitness after so many injuries. United, who could have Robin van Persie on the bench at Everton on Monday, have signed left back Alexander Buttner, 23, for £3.9million from Vitesse Arnhem. They go to Goodison Park without Rio Ferdinand, who has a groin injury. Ferguson is considering selling Dimitar Berbatov to Sunderland but has decided not to offload anyone else. Kaka was an unused substitute on Sunday night as Real were held 1-1 by Valencia in their opening game. He has also lost his place in the Brazil squad. Xabi Alonso, Lassana Diarra, Angel de Maria and Mesut Ozil all started. Germany midfielder Sami Khedira, who was also on the bench, is further competition and the £30m arrival of Modric from Spurs will push Kaka even further down the queue.
The Sun claims the Reds have signed Dutch defender Alex Buttner for £4million from Vitesse Arnhem. The young left-back is believed to have completed his “dream move” to Old Trafford, having threatened to go to the Dutch FA in order to force the deal through.
In The Mirror, Steven Pienaar has warned United his Everton side are “not concerned about other teams” ahead of tonight’s match at Goodison Park. Elsewhere, ex-Red Michael Owen is linked with a move to the Toffees, after he was released by the Reds this summer.