Transfer news

Kaka hoping to stay on at Madrid

July 2, 2013
By ESPN staff

 

Kaka has said that he wants to stay at Real Madrid and play under his former AC Milan boss Carlo Ancelotti next season.

The Brazil international, who has seen his influence wane at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu in recent times, has been linked with a summer exit from the club, with his old side Sao Paulo reportedly interested.

However, Kaka, 31, has suggested he will still be around at Madrid come next term, and has plans to discuss his future with Ancelotti, who first brought him to Milan in 2003.

"I still have a contract with Real Madrid. As the new manager is taking over, I will have an exchange of ideas with him, and I think I will stay at Real Madrid," he said while on a trip to China to promote a friendly match between veteran Brazilian and Chinese players.  

Kaka also went on to talk of his World Cup hopes, insisting that he still has ambitions to make Brazil’s squad for next summer’s tournament, despite missing out on Luiz Felipe Scolari’s selection for the Confederations Cup.

"Scolari said the door of the national team is still open,” he said. “There is more than a year to go before the World Cup, and the season is just starting. From my heart, I hope I can be playing in the World Cup next year."