“I’m ready to do anything to seal a move back to Milan…”
Milan have announced that they are in negotiations with Real Madrid over a move that will see Kaka return to the Rossoneri on loan.
The former World Player of the Year has endured an injury-ridden past couple of years, and continues to find himself out of favor with Jose Mourinho at the Bernabeu. The Brazilian recently spoke of his unhappiness at Los Blancos, comments which have seemingly instigated a return to the San Siro, with Milan Channel announcing that talks are underway this evening.
Kaka was in Milan last night, having dinner with countryman Robinho, who is staying at the Rossoneri this month, following much speculation he could be heading back to Brazil. Now the two could play alongside one another for the second half of the season.
“To come back to Milan, I am ready to do anything,” he told Sky Italia.
“It’s not a good situation for me at Real Madrid. I have already asked Milan to find a solution because during my time there I enjoyed some of the best moments of my life.”
Ricky’s representatives, Gaetano and Dario Paolillo, met the Milan’s CEO Adriano Galliani at the club’s headquarters earlier today.
Milan are understood to be locked in talks with Real Madrid over a potential loan deal for the 30-year-old midfielder, led by president Silvio Berlusconi, who is said to have discussed the deal with Madrid president Florentino Perez.
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Updates to follow…
UPDATE 02:00 – La Gazzetta dello Sport says Kaka is willing to cut down to €7.5m, but Galliani wants him to come to €5 million.
UPDATE 01:45 – Sportitalia‘s journalist Gaia Brunelli has already made couple of suggestions regarding Kaka’s probable Milan jersey number. In her opinion, No. 82 (Year of birth) or a custom one – No. 9 (former jersey number of Kaka’s former team-mate Inzaghi).
In the meantime in Milan’s jersey shops…
No. 22 already belongs to Spaniard, Bojan Krikic, while the number that Kaka currently holds in Real Madrid and Brazil, No. 8 is also unavailable and belongs to Antionio Nocerino. Another number, 10, which is natural for playmakers is on the back of Boateng’s jersey.
UPDATE 23:35 – Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio has confirmed the story of Kaka’s possible return.
The will to reach an agreement is there. There are few obstacles, but Galliani is understood to be working hard.
Real Madrid would agree to let Kaka to re-join Milan on a year and a half loan deal, which would later see the Brazilian return in Madrid in 2015, in his final year of the contract. Talks are set to continue tomorrow, as Galliani and Perez will keep in touch via phone.
UPDATE 23:00 – Berlusconi has hinted at possible Kaka move: “We’re counting on youngsters now, but I think that we could make an important signing in the January transfer window.”
UPDATE 21:00 – Galliani has confirmed the club are in talks to bring the Rossoneri fans favorite back to Italy, but is maintaining a cautious approach to negotiations. “It’s true, I was very, very pleased with Kaka’s words. There is contact with Real Madrid, but at the moment I haven’t got any news for you.
“Will it be possible to sign Kaka? It will be difficult, very difficult. How hard will I try? We’ll see.”
UPDATE 20:00 – Kaka’s wife Caroline Celico has posted a photo on Instagram during the visit to Milan.
“Arivederci Milano… See you soon!” Soon? Hopefully!
UPDATE 19:30 – Massimiliano Cristina [MediaSet]: Kaka to Milan is a done deal!
UPDATE 19:00 – Robinho: “I hope that Kaka returns to Milan. I would like to play in the same team as him.”