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05 Sep 2013 13:31:56

No Galaxy deal for Kaka, say Milan

AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani has ruled out any future agreement between the club and Los Angeles Galaxy over an eventual transfer of new arrival Kaka.

Brazilian forward Kaka ended a frustrating few years at Real Madrid when he re-joined the Italian Serie A giants on Monday, signing a two-year contract after being allowed to leave the Spanish giants for free.

His return came four years after he quit the seven-time European champions to join Real, where he fell out of favour under Jose Mourinho and was not in the plans of new coach Carlo Ancelotti.

Prior to Kaka's arrival reports suggested Milan would initially sign Kaka before offloading him to Major League soccer side LA Galaxy.

But at his official presentation on Thursday Galliani indicated the club had no intention of such a move:

"Can you imagine what would happen if Ricky came here, played for three months and then left ?

"The fans would not be happy at all."

He added: "There is no such agreement with LA Galaxy. Kaka has a two-year contract with us."

Kaka was one of Real's most expensive signings in 2009 when the club paid Milan 65 million euros for him after a highly-succesful six-season spell with the Rossoneri.

After being left on the sidelines under Mourinho, Kaka's chances of more regular first team action at the Santiago Bernabeu faded further when his former coach at Milan, Ancelotti, took over the 'Galacticos' for the new season.

Kaka refused to blame either coach.

"Mourinho's not to blame. He taught me a lot, about football and also outside the game," added Kaka.

"And Ancelotti was very honest with me these last six weeks in Madrid. Real had other plans, new players and also with younger players coming into the squad there were fewer and fewer spots in the team."

With Brazil hosting the 2014 World Cup, Kaka launched a public plea to leave Real last week and the Spaniards allowed the 31-year-old to return to his former club on a free transfer.

Kaka is hoping his return to the club he helped to Champions League glory in 2007, the year he was also voted Ballon d'Or, can help relaunch his career as well as bring back the joy of playing football.

"On a professional level things didn't go as I hoped in Madrid although on a personal level it was a really great experience," he said.

"There were a lot of doubts and uncertainties and that helped me mature. I'm not saying I would not have liked to been playing at Real, but I lost the passion for playing football.

"Now I'm ready to play, I played last week and even though it was just a friendly match I scored twice.

"I don't know how much time I'll need to be fully fit but I'm ready."


AFP

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