Arsenal and Manchester United on alert as midfielder wants move
The 31-year-old Brazilian, who cost a whopping £56million in 2009, has struggled to maintain a regular first team place in recent seasons, making only 19 league appearances last term.
His chances of playing consistently this season have been further diminished by the arrival of Isco from Malaga and the impending transfer of Gareth Bale from Tottenham Hotspur for a potential world record fee.
Moreover, Carlo Ancelotti’s side have players such as Mesut Ozil, Angel Di Maria and of course, Cristiano Ronaldo, competing for the same position as the Brazilian international.
Kaka himself has stated explicitly that he wishes to leave and hopes his honesty will make a move away from Los Blancos a cordial affair.
According to ESPN Kaka said: “I think now is the right moment for me and the club for me to leave amicably.
“I have spoken with Carlo Ancelotti and with the club, they all know.”
Kaka has also specified he wishes to stay in Europe, which has aroused the interest of the Red Devils and the Gunners, according to the broadcaster.
Calm before the storm
Despite his age and general lack of competitive football in recent seasons, Kaka would be a valuable resource for the two English giants, who have been quiet in this summer’s transfer window.
Both clubs have chased a number of players since the end of last season, but as yet have failed to make any notable signings.
However, with fans of both clubs becoming increasingly frustrated due to this dearth of activity, Arsene Wenger and David Moyes may see Kaka as the type of player who can boost morale among the supporters.