Monday, 4th February, 2013
AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani has blamed Real Madrid for scuppering his side’s swoop for Kaka.
The Brazilian midfielder wanted to return to the club he left for Real Madrid in 2009 and Milan wanted to bring him back during the January window.
Real Madrid seemed to be willing sellers too, with Kaka well behind Mesut Ozil and Luka Modric in the playmaker pecking order.
But, Galliani insists, the Spaniards priced Kaka out of reach.
"Kaka is a closed chapter for me", he told Italian daily Gazzetta dello Sport.
"Real Madrid demanded €18M, an amount which, in view of Kaka’s age and wage demands, would be a utopian transfer."
Milan were quick to switch their attention elsewhere and signed Mario Balotelli from Manchester City.
Balotelli even took a wage cut to return to Italy to join the Rossoneri.
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