Brazilian star Robinho says he would be delighted with a possible return to Milan by his friend Kaka.
The Real Madrid midfielder was told this week by boss Jose Mourinho that he was not part of his future plans and that he should look for another club, with his preferred choice being Milan where he played from 2003 to 2009.
There has also been interest from Paris Saint-Germain and the United States, but Milan’s Robinho insists he would be delighted to see his countryman back at the San Siro.
“I would love Kaka to return to Milan and that would make me really happy,” said Robinho in an interview with Corriere Dello Sport.
“We were teammates and can still do great things together, especially now that we both want to prepare for the 2014 World Cup which will be played in Brazil.”
Even so, despite the Serie A club’s general manager Adriano Galliani having left the door open for Kaka a few days ago, when he remarked that ‘some loves never die’, a sticking point to any deal is still the player’s wage demands.
The 30-year-old earns €9m-a-year with the La Liga champions and would have to lower his pretensions considerably if he were to get his wish of a move back to Italy, while Real would also have to reduce their asking price for the player, though to be around €18m.