We'll have more coming on this in a bit, but for the time being, let's just link out to Grant Wahl's sit-down with AEG honcho Tim Leiweke, who we all thought would be busy finding "The Beckham Replacement" over the next couple of months.
Turns out that timeframe may have been compressed a bit:
"We're well aware of Kaká's interest in MLS, and we in turn have made it very clear to him that he's aware of our interest in him," Leiweke told Wahl on Friday. "We have a great relationship with Real Madrid, and just as we worked through a player with them six years ago [Beckham], I'm absolutely convinced we could find the right deal this time, too."
The transfer window officially opens on January 1. The silly season, it seems, is open already.
As usual, the whole article is worth a read.