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Kaka keen to remain at AC Milan

Kaka
Kaka has scored 15 goals in 30 appearances for AC Milan this season

Playmaker Kaka has insisted he wants to stay at AC Milan, despite speculation linking him to Chelsea or Real Madrid.

Reports have suggested the 27-year-old Brazilian, who rejected a £100m move to Manchester City in January, would join former boss Carlo Ancelotti at Chelsea.

And the media in Spain has claimed Real are lining up a bid following Florentino Perez's return as president.

"I say it for the last time, I don't want to leave Milan," Kaka told Gazzetta dello Sport.

"To the millions of AC Milan fans I say my decision has been made. I have said I want to stay."

Despite a world record fee and a reported wage offer of £500,000 a week, City were unable to convince Kaka to make the move to Eastlands but there has been speculation that they could renew their interest again this summer.

Ancelotti might have been cryptic about his future but Kaka has been even more so

Paolo Maldini

Milan president Silvio Berlusconi admitted at the time that the scale of City's offer made it difficult for the club to keep hold of the Brazilian, a reality that club general manager Adriano Galliani has reiterated recently.

"We have had requests for Kaka and Pato from two of Europe's biggest clubs and we will try and resist but there is an uneven playing field," said Galliani.

Returning Real president Perez was previously in charge of the Spanish club from 2000 to 2006 during the famous Galacticos era that resulted in the spending of large fees to bring the likes of Ronaldo, David Beckham and Zinedine Zidane, for a world record £46m, to the club.

Perez's comeback is on the back of a pledge to relaunch another Galacticos era, with Kaka one of his chief targets.

Ancelotti was confirmed as the new Chelsea manager on Monday and was immediately linked with the 2007 world footballer of the year as part of reported ambitious spending plans of his own, which are also thought to include Kaka's Milan teammate Alexandre Pato.

The 49-year-old Italian, who officially takes over at Stamford Bridge on 1 July, hinted at a potential move, and stated: "There is one player I would like to take but I cannot take him with me."

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Kaka lavished praise on Ancelotti after it was revealed the coach would be leaving his post at Milan after an eight-year spell.

"He is a person I have a very strong bond with, thanks to these six years that I have spent here with him as my coach at Milan," he revealed.

"I am grateful for what he has done for me and for what he has taught me."

However, the player himself appears to have put paid to any move and insisted he will make no further comment on his future.

"In this period I prefer to remain silent because I don't want to be misunderstood. Or, worse still, to be used," he confirmed.

However, former team-mate Paolo Maldini, who retired at the end of the season, has doubts about Kaka's future at the San Siro.

"I don't know if he'll still stay at Milan," Maldini told Gazzetta dello Sport. "Ancelotti might have been cryptic about his future but Kaka has been even more so."



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see also
Ancelotti leaves job at AC Milan
01 Jun 09 |  Chelsea
Ancelotti targets European glory
01 Jun 09 |  Chelsea
Kaka father insists no Real deal
16 May 09 |  Europe
Kaka: 'Why I'm staying at AC Milan'
20 Jan 09 |  Man City
Man City move for Kaka collapses
20 Jan 09 |  Man City


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