Galatasaray pull out of race to sign Real Madrid playmaker Kaká
Galatasaray club president Unal Aysal has ruled out the possibility of signing Real Madrid playmaker Kaká.
The 71-year-old had previously claimed that the Turkish champions would be more than capable of signing the Brazilian misfit, who has been widely linked with a move away from the Bernabeu this summer.
Jose Mourinho has left the 30-year-old out of his squad to face Barcelona and Getafe, suggesting a transfer is definitely on the cards.
However, it now seems that Istanbul will not be the likely destination for Kaká following comments from Unal Aysal regarding Galatasaray’s need for him.
Aysal explained to Milliyet: "What is Kaká going to do in this team?
"Do I really have much of a need for him? We will work in co-ordination with [coach] Fatih Terim to bring important players into the squad.
"If needed, new reinforcements could be made. We are looking at alternatives at left-back."
Kaká has recently been linked with a move back to the San Siro, following his €68.5 million transfer to Real Madrid in 2009, with AC Milan CEO Adriano Galliani travelling to Spain for discussions.
The Brazilian International spent six seasons in Italy, scoring 95 goals and making 46 assists during 269 appearances. He led AC Milan to the Serie A title in 2004 and more notably, the Champions League title in 2007.