Kaka rescinds AC Milan contract, opens door to Orlando City move

Kaka is seemingly on his way to new MLS franchise Orlando City

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MILAN —

AC Milan midfielder Kaka has rescinded his contract with the Serie A club, leaving the former Brazil international free to sign for Orlando City Soccer Club.

On Monday Milan says Kaka’s contract has been "resolved by mutual consent."

Kaka will fly to the United States on Monday night to sign for Orlando’s new Major League Soccer franchise.

The 32-year-old is expected to return on loan to his first club, Sao Paulo, before joining Orlando City SC in January 2015 prior to its first MLS season.

Kaka scored 104 goals in 307 appearances during his two spells at Milan, either side of a four-year stint at Real Madrid.

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The former World Player of the Year also helped Brazil win the World Cup in 2002.

Sao Paulo claim they have reached a verbal agreement with the MLS and Orlando City to take Kaka on loan.

A return to the club where it all began for Kaka has been mooted for some time, with Sao Paulo open in their desire to get a deal done.

Vice-president Ataide Gil Guerreiro told Sportv: "After 60 days of negotiations we have reached an agreement, but there isn’t anything formal yet.

"There are steps to be taken but when it comes to values, there is an agreement between all parties involved -“ MLS, Orlando, Kaka and Sao Paulo.

"He will sign a contract with the MLS. Clubs can choose three designated players, Orlando choose Kaka.

"He will undergo a medical and will join Orlando, then he will be loaned to Sao Paulo for six months until December 31.

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"Not only is Kaka excited, but he is also physically peaking.

"The problems at Real Madrid were due to arguments and positioning with the manager. As Milan don’t have a good squad, he has a clause allowing him to leave. He will come to Sao Paulo very motivated."