Kaka rejects Brazil return
Real Madrid star Kaka has rejected an opportunity to return to Brazilian Serie A, according to O Globo.
The Brazilian superstar has seen little playing time at Santiago Bernabeu this season, but he remains adamant that he doesn’t want to leave los Blancos.
O Globo reports that Flamengo were ready to offer the forward an escape route from Madrid, but Kaka has snubbed the proposal.
The Brazilian club are set to sign a sponsorship agreement with Adidas and were hoping to lure Kaka to Estadio Joao Havelange, but they have received a negative answer from the player’s father and agent Bosco Leite.
The 30-year-old is happy to remain at Real Madrid in spite of the lack of first team opportunities and see out his contract that is due to expire in June 2015.
Kaka Has made just 14 La Liga appearances this season, scoring one goal in the process, while also taking part in four Champions League fixtures.
Djourou wants Hannover stay
Arsenal defender Johan Djourou has made it clear that he would prefer to remain at Hannover after his loan deal ends.
The Swiss defender joined the Bundesliga side on loan in the summer, hoping to finally get some regular playing time.
He has since impressed for the 96ers and there is every chance that he will be staying even after the loan stint comes to an end.
Djourou has said in no uncertain terms that he has no intention of returning to the Emirates in the summer.
“It would be fantastic if the clubs could agree on a deal,” Djourou told Neue Presse Hannover on Tuesday.
“I have been granted the chance to play here and I am getting better and better and slowly finding my old form.”
The German newspaper claims that Arsenal value the defender at €4 million, which is just above Hannover’s price range.
Provided the two clubs can reach an agreement, Djourou would also have to agree to a significant pay cut given that he is currently earning €3 million per campaign.
Arnautovic on Wolfsburg radar
German newspaper Bild is reporting that Wolfsburg are keeping close tabs on Werder Bremen striker Marko Arnautovic.
Former Werder Bremen general manager Klaus Allofs is now a sporting director at Wolfsburg and there is every chance he will return for his former striker.
Allofs knows everything there is to know about Marko Arnautovic and he is eager to lure him to Volkswagen Arena.
The Austrian was on the verge of joining Dynamo Kiev in the January transfer window, but the transfer ultimately fell through.
However, that is enough to suggest that Werder are prepared to cash in on their star striker if the right offer comes along.
Arnautovic, 23, has been in fine form this season, scoring 5 goals and producing 6 assists in 23 Bundesliga matches.