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Wednesday February 5 2014
Kaka ill and Balotelli's a Dad

Kaka is suffering from flu ahead of Napoli-Milan on Saturday, while Mario Balotelli discovered he’s a father.

Ricky Kaka did not take part in today’s training session at Milanello as he was suffering from flu-related symptoms.

It remains to be seen how quickly he can shake off the illness with a crunch Serie A match against Napoli coming up on Saturday evening.

Coach Clarence Seedorf might not want to risk him so close to the Champions League encounter with Atletico Madrid.

Adel Taarabt was tested out with Keisuke Honda and Robinho behind Balotelli, while Riccardo Montolivo and Michael Essien challenged for the role next to Nigel De Jong in midfield.

Meanwhile, Balotelli revealed via Twitter that he is the father of Pia, the baby who was born on December 5 2012 from his former girlfriend Raffaella Fico.

“Finally the TRUTH : - ) ... PIA ... Sweet child of mine!!!   your Dad.”

He had been waiting for a DNA test, having refused to have any contact with the child until he was entirely certain the baby was his.

The pair fought via the media and struggled through lawyers to decide on when or how to complete the DNA tests.

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