Milan playmaker Kaka has again insisted that he does not want to leave San Siro, amid reports claiming he is set to follow Carlo Ancelotti to Chelsea.
Ancelotti’s appointment as manager at Stamford Bridge was confirmed on Monday and it is rumoured that Kaka is top of the 49-year-old’s wanted list as he plans to overhaul his inherited squad, with Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich understood to be prepared to spend big this summer.
But Kaka, who broke into the Milan side under former boss Ancelotti, insists he is staying in Italy, telling Gazzetta dello Sport: “I say it for the last time. I don’t want to leave Milan.”
The playmaker appeared to be on the verge of a world-record switch to Manchester City in the January transfer window before the deal collapsed as Milan decided not to sell.
The 27-year-old has now stated that he will make no further comment upon his future in a bid to quell any speculation over the coming months.
“In this period I prefer to remain silent because I don’t want to be misunderstood,” he added.
“To the millions of Milan supporters, I say that I have made my choice. I want to stay.”
Kaka admits that he is in a debt of gratitude to Ancelotti after he was offered the opportunity to shine.
“I owe him a lot. He opened the doors for me in Italian football,” he concluded.