Real Madrid playmaker Kaka has apparently given his consent to a January switch to Galatasaray.
The 30-year-old Brazilian has made just four starts for the Merengues this season, one in La Liga, one in the Copa del Rey and two in the Champions League.
Turkish champions Gala have qualified for the last 16 of the Champions League and are looking for a marquee signing in January, with Wesley Sneijder and former Atletico Madrid man Diego also mentioned in dispatches.
“If there is contact with the player only the President knows,” Coach Fatih Terim – whose good relationship with Jose Mourinho is said to be significant – told AS.
President Unal Aysal discussed the issue with Turkish publication Hurriyet.
“Kaka is happy at Real Madrid and if he comes he cannot play in the Champions League because he is cup-tied. Despite these obstacles if Terim wants to talk to Madrid, we will work with all our strength to do it.”
One factor which could prove important is the presence of fellow Brazilians Felipe Melo and Claudio Taffarel, Galatasaray’s midfielder and goalkeeping Coach respectively.
The Turks were one of a number of sides Kaka rebuffed interest from in the summer, but his stance has reportedly changed due to his lack of first team action.