Kaka reiterates Milan stance

02 June 2009 09:17
AC Milan star Kaka has reiterated that he does not want to leave San Siro, as reports suggest he is set to follow Carlo Ancelotti to Chelsea.[LNB] Speculation has suggested that informal talks over a £70million deal have already started as the Blues look to tempt the Brazilian to the Premier League, while returning Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is also a long-term admirer.[LNB]Ancelotti's appointment as manager at Stamford Bridge was confirmed on Monday and the Italian is set to begin a three-year contract at the beginning of July with the aim of securing the UEFA Champions League.[LNB]It is rumoured that Kaka is top of the 49-year-old's wanted list as he plans tweaks to his inherited, ageing squad, with Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich understood to be prepared to spend big this summer.[LNB]World recordBut Kaka, who broke into the Milan side under former boss Ancelotti, insists he is staying in Italy, telling Gazzetta dello Sport: "I say it for the last time. I don't want to leave Milan."[LNB]The playmaker appeared to be on the verge of a world-record switch to Manchester City in the winter transfer window before the deal collapsed as Milan opted out of selling.[LNB]Kaka's potential move to Eastlands was shrouded in controversy as it was suggested the player was being forced out of Italy against his wishes.[LNB]The 27-year-old has now stated that he will make no further comment upon his future so that there is no confusion over his desire to stay at Milan.[LNB]Silent"In this period I prefer to remain silent because I don't want to be misunderstood," he added.[LNB]"To the millions of Milan supporters, I say that I have made my choice. I want to stay."[LNB]Kaka admits that he is in a debt of gratitude to Ancelotti after he was offered the opportunity to shine.[LNB]"I owe him a lot. He opened the doors for me in Italian football," he concluded.[LNB]

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