Milan set for Kaka talks

06 June 2009 04:55
AC Milan owner Silvio Berlusconi has scheduled talks with Kaka where he will make a last-ditch attempt to ensure the Brazilian remains at the San Siro. The playmaker appears close to a world-record move to Real Madrid and the deal could be confirmed on Monday, while Chelsea are thought to be monitoring the situation. But Berlusconi has yet to give up hope that he will be able to convince Kaka, who was the subject of a failed bid from Manchester City in the winter, to stay in Italy. "(Milan general manager Adriano) Galliani and I arranged to meet last Sunday," he told Milan Channel. Freedom "I asked to meet Kaka, but he had left for Brazil and so I agreed with Galliani to have a long telephone conversation with Kaka this Sunday night or Monday. "If he presents us with a similar situation to that of Andriy Shevchenko, we will behave in the same way, giving the player and his family the freedom to make the choices they believe are the best." Berlusconi has rubbished suggestions that he is forcing Kaka out of the club, despite rumours that the 27-year-old is happy. Reports have implied that the Brazil international was upset by the manner in which Milan were prepared to sell to City at the start of 2009 before cancelling the deal. Beg "I've begged him to stay at Milan," he added. "I did it several months ago and Kaka, despite the fact that there was a stratospheric offer of €105million (£92m), stayed. "Now certain clubs again made persistent enquiries, Chelsea and Madrid who will bring, they tell me, a different economic deal for the player." Berlusconi insists the money Milan receive for Kaka - expected to be around €65m (£57m) - will be put back into the team. He said: "If Kaka should leave to go play in another squad, I will invest what Milan receive from the sale to reinforce Milan and create a very competitive squad."

Source: SKY_Sports