Real plan £200m transfer raid on Premier League

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Real Madrid are preparing a £200m assault on the transfer market in a bid to land Kaka, Cristiano Ronaldo, Nemanja Vidic, Xabi Alonso and Valencia's David Villa according to reports in Spain.

The recently installed president Florentino Perez is desperate to return Madrid to the top of Spanish football having witnessed rivals Barcelona secure an historic treble.

Madrid are currently in negotiations to sign Kaka, while they have long been linked with a move for Ronaldo.

There continues to be speculation that they already have a deal in place for Ronaldo and although Perez insists he knows nothing about any such contract, he admits the 24-year-old is one of his main targets this summer.

"Kaka, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are the best players in the world," Perez told Atena 3. "I'm going to work to bring Kaka and Cristiano Ronaldo to Real Madrid.

"I've been here a few days and neither (former president, Vicente) Boluda nor anyone else has talked to me about this supposed agreement.

"What would be very good is to see these great players at Real Madrid this season. Cristiano would be one of these."

Real also want to take Ronaldo's Manchester United team-mate Vidic to Madrid. The defender's transfer has come on the agenda because it is understood his wife has failed to adapt to life in Manchester.

Real are also said to be confident of signing Alonso from Liverpool despite Rafael Benitez stating the midfielder is staying at Anfield. The midfielder is said to be unhappy at his treatment last summer when he was nearly sold to make way for Gareth Barry.

Valencia's Villa has been a long time target for Real and a deal in the region of £35m is expected to go through.

Perez is also on the verge of completing a world-record transfer deal for AC Milan playmaker Kaka.

It seemed yesterday as if Chelsea were about to hijack the bid but the Barclays Premier League club issued a statement denying reports they had made a £73.3m offer to Milan, something which delights Perez,

"This statement is an advantage," he added. "If Chelsea are not competing with us it is good news.

"The problem wouldn't be the presentation of Kaka, the problem would be if we are capable of fixing it so he plays for Real Madrid.

"We have good relations with Milan. I'm a friend of (general manager, Adriano) Galliani which will make this agreement easier. Moreover, the player has shown his desire to play for us."