Manchester City's failed bid to buy Kaka looks like it could come back to haunt them as reports in two of the UK's papers on Saturday claim the AC Milan playmaker has held talks with... wait for it: Manchester United!
The Daily Mail say United have made the first steps to secure Kaka as a replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo, should their star player leave this summer.
The Sun agree and claim that the Brazilian, who is understood to be good friends with United's Anderson, is being offered a five year deal worth £35m in wages alone - in your face Abu Dhabi.
Also in The Sun is a story claiming that United are keen to tie Wayne Rooney to a six year deal.
All of which adds credence to reports that Carlos Tevez's time at Old Trafford is up and in The Independent Sir Alex Ferguson acknowledges for the first time the Argentine's frustration with life at United.
In sort of related news (it’s about Man City) both the Daily Mail and the Daily Mirror carry reports of a "sensational" training ground bust-up between City boss Mark Hughes and Micah Richards. It is claimed that Hughes questioned the 20-year-old's attitude; and Richards threw his toys out of his pram. Brilliant stuff.
In The Sun it is reported that Andriy Shevchenko will return to Stamford Bridge at the end of the season because AC Milan will not pay the £9m fee to turn his loan deal permanent.
While The Times reveal that Chelsea are ready to listen to offers for Nicolas Anelka in the summer and hope to recoup most of the £15m they spent to sign him from Bolton. They'll be lucky.
On Friday Arsenal skipper Cesc Fabregas was charged with improper conduct by the FA after allegedly spitting at Hull boss Phil Brown. Well, on Saturday the Daily Star report that Arsenal have now found video footage that will clear their skipper of the charge. How convenient.
And on the same subject, the Daily Telegraph report Arsene Wenger accusing the FA of being influenced by the clothes Fabregas was wearing in deciding to dish out charges. The Spaniard was sporting a chav-tastic hoody and faux leather bomber jacket combo. Sweet.
In the Daily Express it is claimed that Gianfranco Zola and Steve Clarke have opened the way for an approach from Chelsea by stalling on lucrative new deals at West Ham. Maybe, or it could be that they are waiting to get the season over before letting contract wibble get in the way.
And finally, The Independent report that the FA's decision to re-lay the poor Wembley pitch was not based solely on reducing the risk of the FA Cup finalists blaming the state of the turf for a turgid match, but fears that Andorra's part-timers could take advantage of its bobbles and bumps to hold England at bay in June's World Cup qualifier.