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Saturday August 31 2013
No Honda, Milan all for Kaka

Kaka moves closer to Milan after admitting “I miss Italy,” while CSKA Moscow shoot down another Keisuke Honda offer.

The Rossoneri have been very active over the last few days since securing their spot in the Champions League.

Alessandro Matri was signed from Juventus for approximately €10m-€12m, while Kevin-Prince Boateng was sold to Schalke 04 for the same amount.

Milan have made it clear they intend to bring in a creative midfielder to replace Boateng and the first choice was Honda.

“Nothing has changed. Keisuke will remain with us,” declared CSKA Moscow director general Roman Babaev.

The Japan international will arrive at San Siro in January on a free transfer, as his contract expires on December 31, but the latest offer from Milan was also turned down.

This all points to Kaka’s return after he announced he’d requested a transfer from Real Madrid and more clues are building to support this theory.

“I miss Italy so much,” Kaka told Simona Ventura’s web television show. “Every time I get the chance, I am pleased to see my Italian friends.”

Sao Paulo Vice-President Joao Paulo de Jesus Lopes also suggested Milan was his likely destination.

“We are always in contact with Kaka, therefore we know he is not interested in coming back to Brazil. We’re convinced that when he does want to return, he will choose Sao Paulo.”

According to Sky Sport Italia, negotiations over personal terms are not going well, as Kaka would like €8m per season wages compared to the €3m offered by Milan.

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