Kaka is 8/15 to be reunited with the AC Milan side that helped make him a superstar before the close of the transfer window after confirming his desire to leave Real Madrid.
The 2007 Ballon d’Or winner joined the Spanish giants in 2009 for what was briefly a world record fee, but hasn’t established himself as impressively as that summer’s other galactico arrival, Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Brazilian started just 12 La Liga matches last season and didn’t play a minute of Real’s first two games, despite the appointment of his former Rossoneri coach Carlo Ancelotti, owing to the £23m acquisition of Isco.
Kaka has been rumoured to make a Bernabeu departure several times in the past only to stay, however, on this occasion the attacking midfielder is the one triggering the speculation.
He said: “The club knows I want to leave and I would like them to help me find a solution for my exit,” adding that, “I cannot go to Brazil because the market is closed, so the exit would be within Europe.”
A rekindling of the Kaka and AC Milan magic has been discussed before, but the circumstances are more favourable now due to the Italian team’s recent troubles recruiting a number ten.
Fiorentina resisted the Rossoneri’s attempts to woo Adem Ljajic, still aggrieved at losing Riccardo Montolivo to them in 2012.
Negotiations to convince CSKA Moscow to release Keisuke Honda from his contract six months early have proven similarly frustrating.
Kaka’s statement coincided with reports that Kevin-Prince Boateng, Milan’s go-to trequartista at present, will move to Schalke for around £10m, days after netting twice in the 3-0 Champions League play-off win over PSV.
With only a few days left to agree and complete a deal, the 7/4 on Kaka remaining at Real carries considerable intrigue.
The prospects of 9/1 third favourites Sao Paulo have to be doubted given the 31-year-old’s dismissal of the South American option, while the next ranked candidates are Man Utd, Man City, Tottenham and Arsenal at 25/1.