AC Milan end pursuit of Kaká due to tax problems
AC Milan have ended their pursuit of Real Madrid playmaker Kaká as tax constraints appear to have scuppered a return for the club's ex-hero.
The Rossoneri sold the 30-year-old to Madrid in the summer of 2009 for a then world record fee of €68.5 million.
The Italian giants have attempted to re-sign Kaká throughout this transfer period but following Adriano Galliani’s consultation with a tax accountant to ascertain the financial validity of a move it seems "impossible".
The vice-president told Milan Channel: "The tax problem? It's all true.
"We were waiting on the opinion of a well-known Spanish economics expert, and that's now arrived.
"They said it was 'too risky'. It's impossible [to re-sign Kaká]."
Milan could now turn their attention to M'Baye Niang in order to pacify irate fans over the sales of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva to Paris Saint-Germain.
Kaká 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.
The Seleção international has struggled to recreate these achievements during his time at the Bernabeu, with injuries and a loss of form seeing the former World Player of the Year reduced to a supporting role.
The arrival of Luka Modric in a €42 million move from Tottenham is only expected to further blunt the Brazilians’ prospects.