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Mar 3, 2009

Milan chief: Kaka not for sale in the summer

AC Milan general manager Adriano Galliani is adamant Brazilian superstar, Kaka will not be leaving the San Siro in the summer.

The playmaker, who turned down the opportunity to sign for Manchester City for a world record transfer fee in the winter transfer market, has been the subject of more transfer speculation.

According to the Spanish press, Real Madrid may make an approach for his services should Florentino Perez be reinstated as president of the Spanish club. However, Galliani insists the Rossoneri's star man would be staying put.

He said: "Kaka is not for sale, he is not transferable."

The 26-year-old Kaka is under contract with the Rossoneri outfit through June 2013.

However, boss Carlo Ancelotti doesn't believe Yoann Gourcuff will return to the club next season.

Gourcuff has been outstanding on-loan at Bordeaux this term and the French club can sign him permanently in June.

Ancelotti said: "Seeing Gourcuff with the Milan jersey again will not be easy, even if it is not impossible. Bordeaux will probably exercise the right of signing him.

"I'm sorry because here he was unable to play well, but his problem was only psychological in nature."

Meanwhile, Ancelotti has been told he will hold onto his job as Milan coach if the club finishes as high as third place.

The longest-serving manager in Serie A has been under pressure following defeats which have dropped the Rossoneri to 12 points behind leaders and three-time defending champions Inter Milan.

Ancelotti held onto his job at the end of last season, despite the club failing to achieve a fourth-place finish that was needed to qualify for the Champions League.

"Ancelotti will remain if the club finishes third," said Galliani.

Ancelotti is under contract with the Rossoneri until June 2010 and claimed earlier this year he had turned down a move to Chelsea last summer.

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