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AC Milan star Kaka ‘is to join Real Madrid’

25 May 2007

MADRID – Champions League winner Kaka may be about to join Real Madrid.

“He very much likes Real Madrid,” his Brazil teammate Robinho told Radio Marca on Thursday. “He speaks highly of the team and he told me he’d like to play here.

“But it would be very difficult for AC Milan to let him leave.”

Kaka set up Filippo Inzaghi for AC Milan’s second goal in Wednesday’s 2-1 win over Liverpool in the Champions League final.

The victory made Milan European champion for the seventh time, just two fewer than Madrid’s record nine.

“Real Madrid would win a lot with Kaka,” Robinho said. “I’m sure he will win the Golden Ball this season and he is an excellent person on and off the field. Very religious and always quiet.”

Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon pledged to sign the 25-year-old Brazil playmaker as part of his campaign for the presidency last year.

Calderon wrote a letter to Milan vice president Adriano Galliani in July to diffuse a misunderstanding after Galliani labeled Madrid’s new administration “bandits” for attempting to sign Kaka while he was still under contract.

He is under contract to the Rossoneri until 2011.

Calderon also pledged to sign Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo, but the Portugal winger signed a five-year contract in April to stay at Old Trafford until 2012.

[Copyright AP with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news