Manchester United had a bid for Kaka turned down last summer because Jose Mourinho would not allow him to join another big European club.

According to Spanish publication AS, Mourinho did not want Kaka at the club but would only allow him to leave if he joined a club in China or Russia.

It goes on to reveal that both AC Milan and Manchester United attempted to secure the Brazilian’s services but Chelsea’s new manager blocked both moves.

The report claims that Mourinho did not want to risk Kaka succeeding at another big European club in case he succeeded and the Portuguese’s judgement would be questioned.

However, Kaka was told he was more than welcome to leave for a lucrative deal in one of the world’s less prestigious leagues.

It then goes on to say the 31-year-old refused to make a big-money move in the hope he could re-establish himself at a top European side to have a chance of the getting back into the Brazil team for the 2014 World Cup.

If Manchester United have ideas about resurrecting their bid for Kaka, they may well be disappointed once more as the report claims he now wants to stay at Real Madrid.

The arrival of Carlo Ancelotti as manager has changed things for the former World Player of the Year, as he was in charge of the AC Milan side that saw Kaka’s best form.

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