The future of Kaka remains shrouded in doubt, despite the overwhelming support of 65,000 fans and his AC Milan team-mates on Saturday night.
The Brazil playmaker put his hand to his heart as he left the field of play at the end of his side's 1-0 win over Fiorentina, waving emotionally and applauding the fans who have grown to love him over the past five years.
The Rossoneri coach Carlo Ancelotti said: "The fans showed a great gesture of affection to Kaka."
"I don't think this was his last game for Milan. I hope he stays because he is an important player for us."
But Kaka certainly faces a difficult decision - one his team-mate Gianluca Zambrotta does not envy him for.
"If I were offered 15 million a year, I don't know what I would do," said the Italian. "This is a choice of a lifetime and it is hard to make up your mind just like that.
"Kaka is an outstanding player and he is capable of making the difference all by himself."
Ancelotti admitted he has already contemplated life after Kaka.
"If he were to leave, I would be very sorry," he admitted. "If things were to change, then I would have to consider a team without Kaka. He is very important and certainly the squad would change.
"We as a club have always worked together to create a team and that is precisely what will happen after this affair."
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