Pele has dubbed AC Milan midfielder Kaka "the best player in the world", ahead of Manchester United´s Cristiano Ronaldo.

Real Madrid target Kaka, 25, was in sparkling form in Europe this season and won Pele´s admiration after leading AC Milan to a seventh Champions League/European Cup crown.

The Brazil international finished as top scorer in the competition with 10 goals, including three in the Rossoneri´s 5-3 aggregate semi-final win against United, and Pele told Italian sports daily La Gazzetta dello Sport: "Kaka is the best player in the world, without a doubt."

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