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Last Updated: Tuesday January 20 2009 07:54 GMT

Kaka's Man City move falls apart

Kaka shows off his AC Milan shirt from the window of his home in Milan

It's been on and off for days, but Manchester City's multi-million pound deal for AC Milan's star midfielder Kaka has finally fallen through.

The Italian club said the 26-year-old had turned down the record-breaking deal, which was said to be worth more than 100 million.

City said they'd ended talks and it was now unlikely that a deal could be made.

AC Milan's owner Silvio Berlusconi says it's the end of the story and he's "truly delighted" to be keeping Kaka.

Supporters protesting outside Kaka's home in Milan
AC Milan fans have been protesting against Kaka's move
"Kaka is a great champion and a great man," he added.

"He's refused the offer from Manchester City giving privilege to Milan, his companions and his fans.

It's definitely good news for more than 1,000 of Milan's supporters who took to the streets of the city earlier in the week to protest against the possible sale of the Brazilian international.