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Scolari: Money of no interest to Kaka

CHELSEA coach Luiz Felipe Scolari described Brazilian compatriot Kaka as one of the world's best players but said he would not be motivated to make a record move to Manchester City merely by money.

Scolari said he knew the AC Milan midfielder, who is talking to the Abu Dhabi owned club about a move costing more than 100 million pounds (US$130.8 million), very well.

"Money is not his problem. I know him very well," Scolari said, suggesting he would be motivated by the desire for a new challenge after six years in Milan. "Maybe they offer ideas for the future," he said. "Kaka is one of the best in the world. He's a very good boy on and off the pitch. If they have the money to spend, spend it on Kaka, he's a very good player. But how much money is normal I do not know," he added.

Milan coach Carlo Ancelotti said yesterday he hopes Kaka will stay at the club "for many more years."

"My hope is to be able to coach Kaka for many more years, but we've got to be aware of the facts and the club's evaluation of the offer presented," Ancelotti said.

The coach added that the club would be able to go forward without the 26-year-old former world player of the year. "Our goals remain the same for this team with or without Kaka," he said. "We want to get back in the Champions League and win the UEFA Cup. The squad is still competitive even if we were to lose such an important player."


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