Real Madrid's Brazilian attacking midfielder Kaka has reiterated his desire stay at the Santiago Bernabeu and re-discover the magic that made him once one of the most feared players in the world. He has also stated his desire to reclaim his place in the national side, amid reports of the 30 year old playmaker moving the Premier League.
An ESPN report suggests the player, who has struggled with injuries, is being targetted by Chelsea and Manchester City. The Brazilian transferred to the Spanish club from Italian side AC Milan, for a then world record fee of £56 million in 2009. Injuries, however, are only a part of the problem. Kaka has not been in the greatest of form in recent years and has only started 49 league games for Madrid in the last three seasons.
It now seems that as a result of the combination of these reasons, Jose Mourinho is reportedly ready to let the player move on. Kaka was reportedly on the radar of French club Paris St Germain, as well as Manchester United, during the January transfer window.
The player, however, feels differently and says he can still contribute at the Bernabeu and wants to complete his contract, which runs till 2015.
"We have not talked about it yet as the league is not over. My contract still has three years to run and I will keep doing my job. Mourinho has been helping me and has given me chances. I do not want to leave Real Madrid," ESPN quoted Kaka as saying.
Kaka, who was the winner of the 2007 World Player of the Year award, claims he will also make his way back to the Brazilian squad, after being dropped following his poor form in Spain.
"I have a good relationship with Mano Menezes. I have spoken to him a few times and he came here to meet with me and Marcelo," he added.
"I have told him that I want to play for the national team again. But I believe my return to the national team will depend on my performances at club level, as that is the reason why players get called up for the national side," Sky Sports quoted Kaka as saying, and adding, "I will, little by little, get my place back at my club, things will turn out well and I will be called up again."