CEO has left the door open of Kaka return, however, not only Kaka is on the hook…
Milan have dropped the biggest hint yet that they are ready to re-sign Brazilian playmaker Kaka from Real Madrid.
The Ballon d’Or winner was on the sidelines as Los Merengues beat Real Oviedo 5-1 on Tuesday in a pre-season friendly, and having also failed to make the squad for a tour of the USA, speculation is now rife over his long-term future at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Real assistant manager Aitor Karanka told AS: “We decided he would stay in Madrid. Kaka and the club are working to find a good solution for all parties.” Los Blancos are reportedly keen to recruit Tottenham midfielder Luka Modric as the Brazilian’s replacement, with the London club reportedly holding out for a €50 million fee.
Kaka, who was part of Milan’s UEFA Champions League winning side of 2007, scored 70 goals in six seasons with the Rossoneri and Galliani revealed his unwavering desire to bring the midfielder back to Italy. He said: “Some loves never end, they may go away for a long time, but they always return.”
Milan have already lost two players this summer of course – Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva – so they are hoping to strengthen in time for the new season. The fans would certainly like to see Kaka move back to the club. He was a massive success the first time around and could be part of the overhaul at the San Siro.
“Yes, we talked about Kaka,” confessed his agent as well, after a second meeting with Milan in as many days.
Gaetano Paolillo was spotted having dinner with vice-president Adriano Galliani in the city on Tuesday evening. The representative of the Real Madrid star was seen again leaving the Rossoneri offices in Via Turati this afternoon. “Did we talk about Kaka? Yes, but don’t ask me to say any more than that,”Paolillo told Sky Sport Italia cameras.
Another indication that comes straight from Milanello is that the legendary No.22 jersey has just become non-occupied as the previous jersey holder Antonio Nocerino has inherited Gattuso’s No.8.
However, reports suggest that not only Kaka gets to arrive at the San Siro. Milan’s officials are set to make a tremendous triple raid on Spanish champions. Portuguese veteran Ricardo Carvalho and French midfielder Lass Diarra may accompany Kaka, and the fact that coach Jose Mourinho doesn’t count of any of these three make the move more favorable.