By the Sky Sports News reports Manchester City have withdrawn their bid for Milan’s Brazilian superstar Kaka.
The potentially record breaking transfer has been gathering steam.
The source is Anil Bhoyrul, of Arabianbusiness.com, who claims to have spoken to someone close to City’s mega-rich owners.
He insists that City were actually chasing a ‘B-list’ Serie A striker, who they will unveil within the next 48 hours.
The highly-rated midfielder is said to be far from keen on moving to Eastlands and wants to stay in Milan indefinitely, as quotes attributed to him have also indicated.
City have given up their frivolous pursuit, although other reports still suggest that an agreement is ‘close’.
Boss Mark Hughes is expected to clear up the mist today.