MILAN, Italy (AP) - AC Milan president and Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi thinks it will be difficult for Kaka to resist the rich offer from Premier League club Manchester City.
City, which is bankrolled by the oil-rich Abu Dhabi United Group, has reportedly offered Milan more than 100 million pounds (US$130 million) for Kaka in a deal that would make the Brazilian playmaker the best-paid player in football.
Kaka has been hesitant to accept the deal, but Berlusconi said Saturday the money may persuade the 26-year-old to move.
"It is still 'no' and nothing is decided," Berlusconi told the ANSA news agency. "But is very difficult to make someone stay after they've seen such a wage."
If the transfer goes through, it would smash the world record set in 2001 when Real Madrid signed Zinedine Zidane from Juventus for $65 million.