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Monday December 27 2010
Kaka denies he'll join Leonardo at Inter

Although Kaka denies it, reports continue to suggest new Inter Coach Leonardo will try to bring the Real Madrid star back to San Siro.

On Christmas Eve the Nerazzurri officially appointed Leonardo after terminating their contract with Rafa Benitez by mutual consent.

The former Milan boss was something of a surprise pick and opens up some intriguing transfer prospects.

“I do believe that Leonardo's arrival could facilitate Kaka's move to Inter,” agent and transfer expert Antonio Caliendo told Sky Sport Italia.

“He can do very well and already proved great character on the Milan bench. However, I think it very difficult we'll see a straight swap between Kaka and Douglas Maicon mid-season.”

The story has been circulating for some time, especially as Leonardo was the talent scout responsible for bringing Kaka to Milan in the first place.

However, the 28-year-old released a statement on the official Real Madrid website.

“The Inter rumours are fantasy football. I am happy here and am not even considering a departure.”

Leonardo will formally begin training with his new squad on December 29.

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