Kaka and Ibrahimovic linked with Real moves

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The father and agent of Brazilian superstar Kaka has denied telling a Spanish newspaper that his son would join Real Madrid at the end of the season.

AS quoted Bosco Leite as saying that Kaka would definitely leave AC Milan to head to the Bernabeu, but the Brazilian has moved quickly to rubbish such talk.

He told Globoesporte.com: "I never said those words.

"I have never spoken about a possible transfer with either club involved, so my son will certainly not move to Real Madrid.

"At this point in time, he wants to end the season on a high and focus on the remaining matches in the championship."

Barcelona insist Thierry Henry could be fit enough to face Chelsea in Wednesday's Champions League semi-final second leg clash at Stamford Bridge, even though the Frenchman missed training on Monday.

The 31-year-old former Arsenal legend picked up a knee injury after scoring twice during Barca's 6-2 rout at Real Madrid and had to be substituted.

It had been suggested that Henry faced a fortnight on the sidelines, but Barca moved quickly to quash the speculation.

Barcelona are already without banned captain Carles Puyol and injured Mexico international Rafa Marquez for the Stamford Bridge game.

They are expected to start with Martin Caceres and Gerard Pique at the heart of their defence.

Real Madrid defender Royston Drenthe is convinced that Sweden international Zlatan Ibrahimovic is heading to the Santiago Bernabeu in the summer.

The Dutchman claims that a deal to sign the Internazionale striker, who was booed by his own fans during the weekend win against Lazio, has already been done.

"Everyone at Real Madrid knows that Ibrahimovic will be here next year. The money to buy Ibra is not a problem," Drenthe is quoted as saying on Sportmediaset.it.

Ibrahimovic said recently that he could be ready for a new challenge away from the San Siro, telling Canal Plus: "Winning the Champions League? I can do it with Inter or with another team."