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SAHIN HOLDS KAKA SECRET

The Liverpool midfielder Nuri Sahin has said that he is aware of the next destination of the Brazil international Kaka. The 31-year-old Brazil international has been linked with a move away from Real Madrid for the last few seasons now. He has struggled for both form and fitness since his £ 62 million move from AC Milan in 2009. The former world player of the year is still regarded as one of the best in the world, but he does not get regular game time at the Santiago Bernabeu due to the presence of quality players in front of him.

Even the 23-year-old Turkish international Nuri Sahin was not able to get regular first-team football at Real Madrid, which led to his season long loan deal to Liverpool. Now, he has said that he is aware of the next destination of the player, but has failed to reveal that. It is widely expected that Kaka will seal a move to the MLS to follow in the footsteps of the Brazil legend Pele. Meanwhile, Nuri Sahin has also said that Kaka rejected an offer to move to Turkey. Kaka has not made a single appearance for Real Madrid this season.

“I know he had an offer from Turkish football. And I know what decision he is taking in the winter market, but I cannot reveal that,” Sahin told NTVSport. “This summer, before the friendly against Real Madrid in New York, I spoke with Kaka. Milan were serious about taking him back, but the cost was too high. I also spoke with Galliani and Berlusconi… everyone here at Milan would like the return of Kaka,” said the AC Milan striker Robinho. Despite these rumours, it is widely expected that Kaka will seal a move to the United States of America.

KAKA DECIDES HIS FUTURE

The manager of Real Madrid, Jose Mourinho, has said that it is up to Kaka to decide whether he wants to leave the club or not. The club hasn’t released him yet, but, if he doesn’t want to continue playing for Real Madrid, he can leave the club. There have been reports that Kaka might take transfer to his old club AC Milan. Mourinho said that Kaka is a great player and he can win the matches single handedly on his day. He has looked in fine form in the pre season matches. So, if he stays with the club, it would be good for Real Madrid, but, if he doesn’t want to be with the club any more, the club can’t force him to stay.

On being asked about the targets of the club in the upcoming season, Mourinho said that the team would like to defend La Liga and would also like to win the Champions League. Real Madrid had won the La Liga in the last season. The team scored a total of 121 goals in the League which is a record. By winning La Liga, Real Madrid ended Barcelona’s dominance in the League. But, Mourinho said that Barcelona is a very good team and there are some great players in the Barcelona side. So, the Real Madrid players should be careful with Barcelona in the upcoming season. With David Villa getting 100% fit, Barcelona has become even more dangerous side.

On being asked about La Liga, Mourinho said that it is one of the best leagues in the world as far as the standard of the game is concerned. You would have hardly seen a one sided match in the league. All the teams are strong and fight hard in each and every match.

KAKA RETURN RULED OUT

AC Milan transfer supremo Adriano Galliani has said that there is no way that AC Milan would be able to re-sign Kaka from Real Madrid. The Brazilian international left the club a few seasons ago for a transfer fee worth around £ 62 million, which briefly made him the world record signing only to be overtaken by Cristiano Ronaldo a few days later. However, he has struggled for form and fitness in his time at Real Madrid, which has prompted rumours that the Spanish club will be willing to cut their losses and sell the player. He has been linked with many clubs across the world, while AC Milan have also been mooted as a possible destination.

Kaka has always stated that he regarded AC Milan as his second home after he became a global star only at this club. Hence, it is thought that AC Milan will be looking to make a move for the Real Madrid midfielder knowing that they should sign a number of players in order to remain competitive this season. A number of high-profile players have left the club in the summer transfer window. Players like Gattuso and Nesta have left the club following the end of their contracts, while Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva have been sold for around £ 55 million.

“It will be very difficult. There are a thousand factors which could make this impossible. As always, the problem is money. Milan cannot afford to pay some wages, because Spain have a different tax system. The law there has changed but only for future contracts. The contracts that were already signed will stay as they were. That shirt is free for the moment,” said Galliani. Rumours of his return were prompted when many notice to the fact that the number 22 shirt has been left free.

KAKA MIGHT LEAVE

Real Madrid midfielder Kaka looks set to finally bring an end to his stay at the Santiago Bernebeu after admitting that he could leave the Spanish club in the summer. The former AC Milan midfielder has struggled with a lot of injury problems since his then-world record £ 62 million move from the Italian club a few seasons ago. He has been largely overshadowed by the £ 80 million striker Cristiano Ronaldo. The significant number of knee troubles he has faced in the last couple of seasons has also not helped the matter for the Brazilian. He has now lost his place in the international team as well.

There has been a lot of speculation linking him with a move to Chelsea when there were managed by former AC Milan manager Carlo Ancelotti. Since the departure of the Italian, Kaka has been increasingly linked with a move to French club PSG. They seem to be the destination as the days pass due to the fact that they remain the only club with the financial muscle of being able to afford a player like Kaka. The 30-year-old is coming to the end of his career, and he has revealed the possibility of playing at the club back in Brazil in the near future.

“It is possible that I could leave Madrid this summer. I don’t know yet. If this was to be the case then I would want to play for another big European club and try to win titles again. Then I’d like to finish my career in Brazil,” said Kaka in response to the questions regarding his future. Despite his problems, he is expected to cost around £ 30 million. He is also currently one of the top earning football players in the world right now.

KAKA ENJOYING HIS FOOTBALL

Real Madrid midfielder Kaka has said that he is once again enjoying football and that he is very much looking forward to becoming a regular part of the Real Madrid first-team. Kaka joined Real Madrid for a then world record fee of £ 64 million, but has struggled at Madrid for both form and fitness. Since the arrival of manager José Mourinho, Kaka has failed to nail down a first-team spot partly because of form and partly because of fitness. However, in the last few weeks, he has been showing signs of resurgence, which was finally capped off by the brilliant display against APOEL.

The 29-year-old playmaker was once again at his best in the match against Cyprus side APOEL in the quarter-finals of the Champions League. Following their 3-0 win in the first leg, Real Madrid were the favourites to qualify for the semifinals of the competition where they could be facing the likes of Bayern Munich or Marseille. However, José Mourinho has said ahead of the second leg encounter between the two clubs that it was going to be a tough encounter nonetheless. Kaka was excellent in the first leg after he came on as a substitute. He started the match against APOEL at the Santiago Bernabeu.

He scored stunning goal against APOEL that reminded people about his quality. Speaking after the match, the Brazilian said that he is close to returning to his best. “The confidence in myself is returning. I did not have trust to shoot from distance and today I dared to do it. I am happy because I am growing and improving. I can do more things: goals, assists, everything that the team needs. But there is a lot of competition because our attackers score many goals,” he told reporters after the game, which put Real Madrid in the semifinals of the Champions League.

KAKA FOCUSSED ON VALENCIA

Real Madrid midfielder Kaka has said that the only focus of the club should be the league match against Valencia during the weekend following which they will be taking on Bayern Munich in the Champions League semi-final. Real Madrid qualified for the semifinals of the European competition after beating Cyprus side APOEL 8-2 on aggregate.

They will be facing Bayern Munich and the away match will be played first. A chance to play in the Champions League final after a gap of 10 years reckons for Real Madrid, but Kaka says that the league match against Valencia should be the first focus.

This is because Barcelona have caught up with them in the league. Previously, Real Madrid had an unassailable 10 point advantage at the top of the table, which has now been reduced to just six points. As they will be travelling to the Camp Nou to face a game against Barcelona in a matter of a few weeks, Kaka has said that Real Madrid should maintain their advantage at the top of the table by focusing on winning the match in hand against Valencia. Real Madrid’s lead at the top of the table might be reduced to just three points if results go against them this weekend.

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KAKA:NO MORE DROPPED POINTS

Real Madrid midfielder Kaka has said that the club should be extremely vigilant of dropping any more points in the league before their victory in clinching the title is confirmed. Real Madrid are chasing their first league title since their last victory in 2007-08 season. Only a few weeks ago, they were a massive 10 points ahead of rivals Barcelona. This led many to believe that Real Madrid had almost clinch the title.

However, the recent draw with Malaga has now meant that Barcelona have been able to reduce the deficit to 8 points. Iker Casillas‘s saves in the match against Malaga saved them a point. They recently brought down the deficit to 5 points after their win in the league, although Real Madrid have a game in hand against Villarreal.

Real Madrid will be hoping to re-establish their eight-point lead at the top of the table when they take on Villarreal during the midweek action. Speaking ahead of the match, Kaka said that it was extremely crucial that Real Madrid maintained their confidence and concentration going into the matches. Barcelona manager Guardiola recently said that it was Real Madrid’s title to lose this season. The mind game started showing its effect immediately after Real Madrid managed to drop two points against Malaga after a late equaliser from the latter.

“We have an advantage [over Barca] which means a lot and does not mean that much at the same time. We know that Barca are very strong and that they have great players, so we will have to be very alert until we have mathematically won the title. I am improving and trying to be at a good level again. Madrid are a new step in my career, I want to make history here and win a lot of things,” Kaka said in a recent interview given to Spanish paper AS.

KAKA SET TO LEAVE REAL

Brazilian star Kaka is all set to exit Real Madrid in the summer. His initial destination was expected to be Arsenal, but it seems that the Brazilian superstar has decided to join Chelsea instead. Kaka arrived at Real Madrid for around £ 56 million in the seasons ago from AC Milan. However, his career at Real Madrid has been beset by a number of injury problems, which has not helped him to become the first team regular. As a result, it is thought that Kaka would be interested in making a permanent move in the summer in order to secure first-team football before finishing his career back in Brazil.

One of the major problems suffered by Kaka after signing for Real Madrid was the knee. Even after recovering from all the knee problems suffered in the last few seasons, Kaka has not been a first choice regular in the mind of Real Madrid manager José Mourinho. Kaka was left out of the first team in the match against CSKA Moscow in the last 16 of the Champions League, which only compounded the rumours of an impending exit in the summer. Arsenal were reported to be one of the favourite destinations for Kaka until now, but Chelsea have emerged as the latest favourites for his signature.

It is thought that Real Madrid would demand at least around £ 30 million for the player, for whom they paid £ 56 million a few seasons ago. It would be interesting to see if Chelsea would be prepared to pay that kind of money for a 29-year-old player, who has a number of injury problems of late. However, the fact that Chelsea are clearly missing a playmaker who can create chances mean that it is more likely that Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas will convince Roman Abramovich to splash the cash.

KAKA WANTS MADRID STAY

Real Madrid’s Brazilian playmaker Kaka has said that he will not be looking for a move away from the Spanish club in the January transfer window. Immediately after the opening of this transfer window, speculation has been rife that Kaka will be moving away from Spain.

Kaka cost around £ 64 million for Real Madrid, but he has been largely disappointing. The injuries suffered to his knee and pelvis has certainly taken the explosive acceleration out of his game. Kaka has largely reliant upon these skills for getting away from defenders and scoring the goals, which led to him becoming the world player of the year in 2007.

It is thought that Real Madrid are willing to accept around £ 30 million for the playmaker in their efforts to reduce the wage bill at the club. Kaka is believed to earn around € 10 million per year and getting him of the wage bill will have proved to be very significant for the new signings in this transfer window. Kaka has been linked with a move to France where his mentor Carlo Ancelotti has taken over at PSG. However, Kaka has said that he is someone who does not believe in the idea of winter transfers and that he is not looking for a transfer away from Real Madrid.

“Kaka is also satisfied at Real. He feels much better, is back in the Brazil team and doesn’t want to leave. A winter departure is almost impossible. He doesn’t believe in winter departures. The sums involved are very big and a transfer is something that has to be sorted out calmly, not in a rush,” Kaka’s spokesman Diogo told L’Equipe. Kaka has recently returned from the long-term injury, which has kept him out of the side until now.

Kaka Nearing Fitness

After making his £ 62 million move from AC Milan, Kaka has been a shadow of his former self – so much so that many people have said that his career is all but over. A number of knee injuries have limited the former World Player of the Year to just a few appearances, and to make matters worse Kaka has failed to deliver in those limited appearances. However, it seems that the tide is finally turning for the Brazilian, who appears to be coming close to some kind of meaningful fitness.

Just when it looked like it was all staring to go Kaka’s way however, Real Madrid coach José Mourinho has confirmed that Kaka will be missing the Champions League group stage match against Dinamo Zagreb.  Even though Real Madrid are in a very comfortable position in the group, Mourinho still wants to win the match against the Ukrainians.  The availability of Kaka would have been a major plus point for Real Madrid.

Still, it is not like that Real Madrid are not devoid of stars. The presence of Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema should be more than enough to handle the Ukrainians. Along with Kaka, José Mourinho will be without the likes of Ricardo Carvalho, Alvaro Arbeloa, and Angel di Maria. Though for some clubs having such a substantial injury list would make winning matches almost impossible, Real Madrid have the squad strength to deal with it.

Speaking about the Kaka situation, José Mourinho said “Kaka has a bit of a niggling little problem, but has started to overcome the injury. We’re not looking to rush himback though, unless he is 100%.” It remains to be seen if Kaka will be returning for the up-coming league matches instead, but we hope so.

Real Madrid have a three-point advantage over Barcelona in the League table. The return of Kaka would be a major boost towards reclaiming the title after three years.