Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon has admitted that the three players he pledged to sign during his election campaign will not now be coming to the club this season.
Calderon said he would sign Milan midfielder Kaka, Arsenal’s Cesc Fabregas and Chelsea winger Arjen Robben but the respective’ clubs have refused to sell any of the players.
“I would have liked all three to have come,” Calderon was quoted as saying on Real’s Web site on Monday.
“But my first condition was that their arrival depended on the decisions of (coach) Capello and (sporting director) Mijatovic and right now they aren’t a priority.
“I’m not going to interfere in these matters.”
Milan criticised Real for their attempts to sign Kaka to the Bernabeu without first asking the club for permission to speak to the Brazilian.
Since Calderon’s election, Real have signed former Juventus players Fabio Cannavaro and Emerson and Dutch striker Ruud van Nistelrooy from Manchester United and are now trying to seal a deal with Arsenal for forward Jose Antonio Reyes.