AC Milan star Kaka has given his backing towards under pressure manager Clarence Seedorf, who is on the verge of being sacked only a few weeks after taking over the managerial reins from Massimiliano Allegri.
Seedorf is one of the celebrated players at Milan, but his return to the club’s manager appears to be on the verge of ending. He took over from Allegri only a couple of months ago when the team were on the verge of getting into the top 10 of the table. However, a disastrous run of form has seen Milan slipped to 12th in the table.
Manchester city had accepted an amazingly high bid of £100m for Kaka. Garry Cook, who is the chief executive of Manchester City, has alleged that AC Milan has bottled the deal in order to bring Kaka in the Premier League Club.
The chief Executive Officer of AC Milan, Adriano Galliani, has lauded Kaka for putting up a number of top class performances for the club over the years and has rated him as one of the club legends.
Kaka’s current tenure at Milan is his second one. His first tenure was 6-year long which came to an end in 2009. He played close to 200 league matches for the Italian club during that period and scored 70 goals.
Brazil's national team manager Luiz Felipe Scolari has stated that he has not seen enough from Kaka to suggest that he is back to his best. The former Chelsea manager was on hand to witness the Brazilian midfielder play for AC Milan in the derby against Inter Milan.
They were beaten by their arch rivals 1-0 at the San Siro. Kaka played the full match, but he was not at his best. As a result, Milan slipped into the bottom half of the table. Rodrigo Palacio scored the only goal of the game late on in the encounter.
Kaka returned to first-team action in the 1-1 draw for AC Milan with Barcelona in the Champions league. This was a great result for the Italian club considering that their form in the domestic league has not been that great. Kaka helped Milan get the 1-1 draw after providing the assist for Robinho, although his effort was cancelled by Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi later in the match. Kaka was signed from Real Madrid for a small fee in the summer. The Brazilian had grown frustrated with life at the Spanish club due to lack of first-team opportunities.
Chelsea midfielder Lucas Piazon, who recently joined Dutch club Vitesse Arnhem on a loan deal till the end of the season, has said that he is hoping to gain a lot of first-team experience. The Brazilian midfielder has been regarded as the next Kaka.
However, he has dismissed the suggestions by saying that he is a completely different player to Kaka, but comparisons are unavoidable because he looks very like the former AC Milan midfielder. The 31-year-old is regarded as one of the best players of his generation. He won the FIFA Ballon d’Or award when he was playing for AC Milan.
The bookmakers have made Manchester United the pre-season favourites to go on and win the Premier League again next season, with current odds of 9/4, which may seem slightly surprising to some football betting fans – given the shock departure of Alex Ferguson at the end of last season, the fact that Wayne Rooney may be set to join him and the fact that replacement manager David Moyes has no championship winning experience, but in fact there are good reasons why United should still be considered favourites for the title.
There has been intense speculation over the future of Brazilian midfielder Kaka for a number of years now. He has been widely speculated to leave Real Madrid on a number of occasions, but the 31-year-old has managed to stay at the Santiago Bernabeu and fight for his place. However, the summer could finally see the Brazilian move away from the Spanish capital after intense rumours suggested that he could be on his way back to Brazil with Corinthians. Due to the Brazilian economy booming like never before, Brazilian clubs are able to afford star players and their enormous wages.
The French club Paris St Germain have been linked with a move for the Real Madrid manager José Mourinho for the last couple of months, but the owner of the club – Nasser Al-Khelaifi – has denied such rumours.
The vice president of AC Milan, Adriano Galliani, has said that his club is not planning to sign Kaka and David Beckham during the mid season transfer window.
Milan was reported to be interested in buying these two superstars. But, Galliani has said that these reports are not true at all.
Beckham had played for Milan in 2009 and 2010 on loan. He featured for Milan in 29 matches during the two tenures and scored two goals.