Real playmaker Kaka left in cold after transfer deadline
MADRID (REUTERS) - Kaka's Real Madrid future looked bleak on Friday after a possible move in the January transfer window failed to materialise and coach Jose Mourinho again omitted the Brazil playmaker from his squad.
The 2007 World Player of the Year, who cost Real around 65 million euros (S$109 million) when they bought him from AC Milan in 2009, will not even be on the bench for Saturday's La Liga game at Granada.
The 30-year-old Kaka was an unused substitute in Wednesday's King's Cup semi-final first leg draw at home to Barcelona and has only been in Mourinho's starting 11 once in La Liga, twice in the Champions League and once in the Cup this season.
The club said on their website (www.realmadrid.com) that all Mourinho's first-team players, including Kaka, had trained normally on Friday except for Cristiano Ronaldo and Mesut Ozil who worked in the gym.