Transfer Talk: Blues admit interest in Kaka

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Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti has admitted the club are interested in Real Madrid's Kaka. The midfielder played under Ancelotti at Milan. "Kaka would do well for my cause," Ancelotti said. "It would be a multi-million pound operation."


Kenny Miller feels the departure of Kris Boyd to Middlesbrough can be beneficial to the careers of Kyle Lafferty and Steven Naismith. "One door closes and another opens," Miller said. "There is a chance for somebody to step into his shoes and score goals."


Midfielder David Albelda admits the club had little choice over selling midfielder David Silva to Manchester City earlier this summer. "It's a shame, but the club had to sell to survive," the Spaniard said. "I have lived similar situations [at the club] and we have come through them."


Midfielder Jermaine Jenas has dismissed reports linking him with a move to Aston Villa, saying he intends to stay and fight for his place. "I want to make up for lost time," he said. "We've got the prospect of Champions League football."

Stoke City

Midfielder Matthew Etherington has signed a new four-year contract at the Britannia Stadium. The 28-year-old joined from West Ham in 2009 and helped Tony Pulis' side finish 11th last season. "Matty has played a key role in our success," Pulis said.

West Ham

The club have been linked with a move to bring Sunderland centre-back George McCartney back to Upton Park, two years after selling the Northern Ireland international to the Black Cats. Sol Campbell and Mexico winger Pablo Barrera are also reportedly interesting the club.