AC Milan have kicked off a fratic day of transfer activity by signing Kaka from Real Madrid.
Kaka is in line to make his San Siro return against Celtic on September 18- the seventh time that he’ll have faced the hoops in the Champions League.
Announcing the deal a statement from AC Milan said: ”Last night after 2000 CET, thanks to the traditionally good relationship between the two clubs, Real Madrid and Milan reached and formalised an agreement for the transfer of Ricardo Kaka into Rossonero colours.
“And overnight, a little before 0300 CET in the morning, an agreement was reached with the world-class Brazilian.”
With Bale arriving in Madrid a number of players are likely to depart with Arsenal hoping to sign Mesut Ozil.
Bale’s arrival at Madrid has been the worst kept secret in football with a number of other transfers waiting on it to be completed.
While AC Milan, Barcelona and Ajax go about strengthening their squads on a level playing field with other clubs in Europe the SFA closed the door on any Celtic deals on Saturday.
Having to battle through three qualifying rounds to reach the group stage of the Champions League is a tough enough task but having two days less than your competitors to work the transfer market is another burden for Neil Lennon to deal with.
If the SFA were as flexible with it;s representatives in Europe as they are with transfer embargos and side stepping licencing issues Celtic might stand a better chance of competing in the group of Nobility as Group H has been dubbed.