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AC Milan confirm Kaka return

Kaka departed Milan in 2009. (©GettyImages)
Kaka departed Milan in 2009. (©GettyImages).

Real Madrid playmaker Ricardo Kaka has rejoined his former club AC Milan, the Italian outfit confirmed.

Real Madrid signed Kaka in 2009 for an initial fee of £56 million. But, his time in Spain is now over.

A statement on the AC Milan website read: "Last night after 2000 CET, thanks to the traditionally good relationship between the two clubs, Real Madrid and Milan reached and formalised an agreement for the transfer of Ricardo Kaka into Rossonero colours.

"And overnight, a little before 0300 CET in the morning, an agreement was reached with the world-class Brazilian."

The 31-year-old struggled to perform with the Spanish giants and had been lacking first team action under former Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho. Again, he had not been assured regular football under Carlo Ancelotti either.

Kaka, who won the Ballon d'Or award in 2007, lifted the Champions League trophy with Milan in the same year.

With Madrid, the Brazilian lifted the La Liga trophy at the end of the 2011/12 campaign, as well as the Copa Del Rey a year before.

Kaka could boost his World Cup chances if he performs well for the Italian giants this season, but will have to impress at the San Siro to get his name in the squad for next year's showpiece event in his homeland.

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