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Mourinho: Kaka will stay put

SoccerNews in La Liga 22 Dec 2012


Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho says he does not believe Kaka will leave the club during the upcoming transfer window.

The 30-year old has been linked with moves to Corinthians and New York Red Bulls, but the Real coach said he wanted the former AC Milan forward to stay in the Spanish capital.

“I don’t think we’ll do anything in January, and I don’t think Kaka will leave either,” Mourinho told a press conference.

“If he stays it’s good for the team.”

Mourinho spoke about UEFA’s recent decision to fine and ban Saturday’s La Liga opponents Malaga.

The club has been excluded from the next UEFA club competition they qualify for, and could face further sanctions for failing to meet financial requirements.

“I hope that the terms are given so that it is sorted out. If they earn (European qualification) on the pitch it would be sad that, for non-sporting reasons, they could not do it. It would be sad for the fans,” he said.

The former Inter coach also expressed his support for Barcelona boss Tito Vilanova, who recently suffered a recurrence of cancer.

“What I do in private, I do not say publicly. If I have talked to him (Vilanova) or sent him a message, it’s personal. When a fellow coach has a health problem, we are all on the same side. For Tito and his family, we are with them,” Mourinho said.

Real sit third in the Liga table after amassing 33 points from their opening 16 games, and travel to face fourth-placed Malaga, who are just five points behind Mourinho’s men, on Saturday.


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