It was fun while it lasted, but after all the discussion over the biggest transfer in football, Brazilian Kaka has decided to reject the opportunity to join Eastlands to stay at AC Milan.
The move will serve as a major blow for the Abu Dhabi owners, to their egos at least, as it has laid down a marker that even their bundles of petrodollars cannot buy everything.
Happily, City fans can welcome some new faces. Craig Bellamy and Nigel de Jong are expected to be unveiled by the Citizens in the next few days.
A BBC report in Kaka’s rejection of Manchester City can be seen here.