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Sahin: I know where Kaka is going

September 21, 2012
By ESPN staff

Nuri Sahin claims he knows which club Real Madrid playmaker Kaka will join when the transfer window re-opens in January.

Kaka and Nuri Sahin during their time together at Real Madrid
GettyImagesKaka and Nuri Sahin during their time together at Real Madrid

Sahin is currently on loan at Liverpool from Real Madrid, and suggested his former team-mate Kaka has already made a decision on his playing future.

During the past summer, Kaka was linked to the likes of Manchester City, Tottenham, AC Milan and Galatasaray but remained in the Spanish capital after Real Madrid's asking price could not be met. Though seemingly unlikely because of his wages, the midfielder has also been linked to MLS and the A-League in the past.

"I know he had an offer from Turkish football," Sahin told NTVSport.

"And I know what decision he is taking in the winter market, but I cannot reveal that."

Kaka has not made an appearance for Los Blancos thus far this campaign, and Sahin's comments will add to speculation the former Brazil international is set to exit the Bernabeu this winter.

Milan striker Robinho also said he had spoken to Kaka about a return to the San Siro, adding: "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."

Meanwhile, Sahin revealed he would be happy to make his stay at Liverpool a permanent one. The Turkey midfielder believes he has joined "the best team in England" at Anfield and praised the influence of skipper Steven Gerrard at the club.

"I went out on loan after three meetings with Mourinho. I chose Liverpool because I wanted to play at a club with a historical tradition," he said.

"I have played at big clubs in Germany and Spain and now I play for the best team in England.

"Steven Gerrard is a fantastic player and captain. He looks after the younger players, especially Raheem Sterling. I can learn many things from him, it's an honour to play alongside him."