Real Madrid are willing to incur a massive loss on Brazilian midfielder Ricardo Kaka and let him leave for a cut-price €10m.
Sport reports that President Florentino Perez has given the order to sell the 30-year-old at all costs to get him off the payroll, with Kaka having commanded a salary of around €9m-a-year after his €68.5m move from Milan in July 2009.
Madrid are hoping Paris Saint-Germain remain keen on the player, yet the French club reportedly want striker Gonzalo Higuain as part of any operation despite boss Jose Mourinho’s insistence the Argentine international is not for sale.
Kaka is understood to have had offers from both China and Brazil but neither have apparently appealed to him at this stage of his career, whilst a return to former club Milan remains on the cards.
However, the previously elevated cost of his signing has reportedly put the Italians off, as well as his salary, but with Perez’s decision to make the transfer more affordable, it could reignite their interest.
An injury-ravaged spell in the Spanish capital has seen Kaka make just 49 La Liga appearances in the last three years, and as Madrid have now reduced their asking price it could be up to Kaka to lower his wage demands if he is to continue his career away from the Santiago Bernabeu.