Mourinho talks Kaka future, Milan victory
Jose Mourinho says Kaka can leave Real Madrid this summer, but only for the right price. The Brazilian has been linked with a return to AC Milan and was in sparkling form with two assists as the Spanish champions thrashed his old club 5-1 in a friendly last night.
However, with Real still chasing Tottenham Hotspur's Luka Modric, and Angel Di Maria and Mesut Ozil seemingly above Kaka in Mourinho's pecking order, it is likely the former FIFA World Player of the Year will become surplus to requirements once the season gets underway.
Mourinho told AS: "If Kaka stays I would be happy, and I am happy if he wants to go. In football it is normal that the players play where they want.
"He is a very good footballer and prepared to be at his maximum level. If he decides to stay, then perfect. If he goes, that's perfect too, but we are not going to give him away for free. Those that want him have to pay for him."
Mourinho pleased by Real performance
Mourinho, meanwhile, is happy with how his side's pre-season preparations are going after the destruction of the Italian giants. Di Maria's opener had been cancelled out by Robinho to leave the score level at half-time, but Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice before late goals from Sergio Ramos and Jose Maria Callejon rounded off a perfect evening for Real.
"There were various motives to play some players a bit longer," he said. "For the stadium, the opponent, the marvellous crowd and the development of our own pre-season.
"There have been players who played more than 45 minutes because they have played the highest number of minutes in pre-season, whilst there are players like Cristiano who have to play more because they are part of the show. The most important thing is that it was a good training session in our pre-season preparations.