Manchester City must now be resigned to losing Carlos Tevez after the striker started moving out of his Manchester home.
Following his vow never to return to Manchester on Sunday, removal vans were emptying the contents of Tevez’s Manchester home as the striker looks to engineer a move to either Spain or Italy.
Having already rejected a £200,000-a-week offer from Juventus and despite Manchester City offering the striker £250,000-a-week to stay, Tevez has his eyes set on a move to Real Madrid.
Whether Real Madrid wants Carlos Tevez or not remains to be seen but after Jose Mourinho confirmed he will let Kaka, Lassana Diarra, Fernando Gago and Pedro Leon go, there may be a space for Tevez to fill.
Mourinho is prepared to cash in on 29-year-old Kaka and if Manchester City are forced into letting Tevez go, Kaka would be the ideal replacement for the Argentine striker.
The Brazilian star is reluctant to move away from Madrid and over the past few weeks there has been plenty of talk expecting him to stay at Madrid, but Jose has reportedly told Kaka he is surplus to requirements and the Brazilian looks to be on his way out.
Roberto Mancini will face plenty of competition from Chelsea for Kaka’s signature and there is also reported interest in Spain from Inter Milan.
The former AC Milan player would be reluctant to move to his rivals and the Premier League looks the most likely destination for Kaka.
With Tevez refusing to return to Manchester, it’s apparent his City career is over and Sheikh Mansour will do everything he can to lure Kaka to Eastlands rather than Stamford Bridge.
The main Manchester paper has started a petition to keep Tevez at Manchester City but their efforts are entirely in vein and the fans of the club should prepare for a summer of ins and outs.