Kaká's agent has fuelled speculation that the Brazilian could join Chelsea by suggesting that if Mark Hughes' side can qualify for the Champions League, he could be tempted.

Since the takeover by Dr Sulaiman al Fahim, Manchester City, now armed with a seemingly limitless transfer budget, has been linked with a host of big-money signings.

Hughes' side have already signed Chelsea target Robinho and may also now be considering Kaká, who also was linked with a move to Stamford Bridge all summer, but remains with AC Milan.

Speaking to The Observer, Diogo Kotscho. Kaká's representative, did however admit that Manchester City may not be the Brazilian's first choice. He said: "Kaká would prefer a club like Chelsea, Real Madrid or Milan, but we never know."

However, Kotscho did speculate that with a new ownership in place and with Robinho already signed up at Eastlands, the club was certainly moving if the right direction if it wanted to attract the top players.

He explained: "I think Manchester City is headed in the right direction, but they have big work to do. It's no easy thing to reach the same level as the biggest clubs in the world, and it's not just about money -- you have to spend it properly and build a great team. In two or three years, they can be there if they do the right things."

Should Kaká decide to swap Milan for Manchester, he would join fellow Brazilians Elano and Jo as well as Robinho at Eastlands. However, Kotscho admitted that City would need to strengthen considerably and qualify for the Champions League if they seriously wanted to attract the best players in the world to Eastlands.

"This season, Manchester City does not have a team to win the Champions League. Maybe next season they can get into that competition -- they have the prospects to be good enough," explained Kotscho. "What they need to have is a big project to win the Premier League and the Champions League. It's not just about Kaká, they will only get the very best players if they attain this level. It was the same with Chelsea a few years ago -- they had to prove themselves, too."

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