Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson wants to bring Kaka to Old Trafford - as a replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo.
The News of the World says Ferguson will put a spectacular £70million plan in place when - not if - the Portuguese winger demands a summer move to Real Madrid.
Kaka, who turns 27 this week, committed himself to the San Siro when Manchester City failed in their £100m bid for the striker.
Footballing reasons were behind his rejection of a world record deal but United are more in tune with his on-field ambitions.
Fergie, who has admired Kaka for years but previously thought him way out of his price range, also knows there is no better time