AC Milan have nearly completed negations with Real Madrid for out-of-favour attacking midfielder, Kaka.
It has now been revealed that an agreement between the two clubs has been reached; with the 30-year old returning to his former side on loan for the rest of his Madrid contract, which is two and a half seasons (Summer of 2016).
The Brazilian had hinted at a move to the Italian giants earlier in the week, stating he was “open to any solution” following a brief visit to Italy’s capital, with friend and Milan forward Robinho.
The news of the deal comes despite recent rumours that the Spanish La Liga champions would only sell for around £20m. But it now seems Madrid are open to a loan move to keep both parties happy if a price cannot be met.
However, the problem in the deal is now whether or not the 2007 FIFA World Player of the Year will take a pay cut.
Milan will be forced to pay Kaka around half of what he earns in Madrid, as they have a £3.8m maximum wage level.
The CEO of Milan, Adriano Galliani has spoken out, ahead of a meeting in Spain on Tuesday;
“Kakà? All three parties need to be clever. We are having a few problems reaching an agreement over the figures, but if we are clever, imaginative and willing to make sacrifices, the deal will go ahead”
Many feel Kaka may not be willing to reduce his earnings by so much, but last week Kaka stated that he “will do anything it takes to return to Milan. “
“The player’s salary does not correspond to other salaries in Italy, therefore we will have to find a solution to the issue. If we can’t, the deal won’t go ahead”, Galliani added.
Kaka, who had helped Milan win the 2007 Champions League, among 5 major trophies at the club, could revive his career with a return to Italy’s most successful club. This is a story which has been rumbling on for a while, but this week has really gathered pace with both Milan and Kaka openly sharing the status of the negotiations.
He has made a woeful 7 appearances this season at the Bernabeu with Jose Mourinho‘s wide variety of options, such as Mesut Ozil, Luca Modric.
Milan are having a dreadful season, sitting 7th in Serie A, but have now taken the opportunity to re-sign their most talented player in recent history. The switch could well reignite their season, with the club still in the Champions League. They face Barcelona in the Last 16 next month.
In other transfer rumors regarding Milan; David Beckham‘s name has sprung up, but a return to the club where he spent 2 spells on loan at in ’09 and ’10 is near impossible, with Milan stating little interest and Beckham hinting he wants one last challenge. Click here to read more on the Beckham situation & his new club.