AC Milan playmaker Kaka believes it would be "great" to "one day" play in the Premier League, and he revealed he has spoken to Brazil team-mates Robinho and Elano about life at Manchester City.
The 2007 Ballon d'Or winner has been consistently linked with a move to England.
Initially Chelsea were favourites to land the 26-year-old, but since the takeover at Eastlands by the Abu Dhabi group City have emerged as contenders too.
The arrival of Robinho from Real Madrid for a British transfer record fee during the summer has served to heighten speculation that other big names are set to follow.
And while Kaka admits it would be difficult for him to leave Milan, he admits he would enjoy the challenge of playing in England.
He told Sky Sports News: "It is a very tough championship with a lot of big players and a lot of big teams. I think it is the best championship in the world so one day maybe, I don't know when, but it would be great to play in Premier League.
"I have a lot of friends that are playing there, so I'm watching some games. I've been speaking with Robinho and Elano sometimes about Manchester City, but I don't know.
"I'm very happy that they want to take me from Milan, but I think it is very difficult."
The Brazil international, who joined Milan from Sao Paulo in 2003, has a contract with the Rossoneri until February 2013.
In the past, when linked to the likes of Real Madrid, Kaka has spoken of the gratitude he feels towards the Milanese giants for bringing him to Europe as a 21-year-old and has admitted he would find it hard to leave.
However, he revealed that should his aims ever differ from those of the San Siro outfit he would consider a move elsewhere.
"One day if I have to leave AC Milan it will be because my objectives, my targets, are not the same as AC Milan's targets," he said.
"Maybe then it will be time to leave AC Milan. Now I think we are on the same road, so it is very difficult to leave, but I don't know."
Kaka is also excited by the prospect of playing with England international David Beckham.
The Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder is set for a short stint with Milan during the American close season but Kaka hopes that period will be extended.
The Brazilian said: "When he comes, he will see what Milan is like and he can maybe stay a little bit more. I don't know, maybe until the end of the season or who knows, for another year?
"I like him, he is very positive. He has a lot of talent with the ball, kicks it well and shoots nicely. It will be very nice to play with him, I'm very happy."Reuse content