Real Madrid playmaker Kaka said he is looking to leave the Spanish club immediately. The player has found playing time limited at the club after transferring in 2009.
"I want to leave," Kaka is quoted on ESPN. "I think now is the right moment for me and for the club for me to leave amicably. I have spoken to [Real Madrid manager] Carlo Ancelotti and with the club, they all know."
The Brazilian reveals that his situation at the club has become increasingly complicated. He views the only solution as leaving.
"Things are difficult for me now in the team, and the club knows what I want," he continued. "It's my obligation to work and keep training, but my father is already working to see if something comes up."
With Kaka being 31 years old and paid high wages, it is difficult to identify any potential suitors. The player will likely have to accept a pay cut to get the transfer he so desires.
The former Ballon d'Or winner hopes the situation can be resolved as early as Monday.
"I think it's the best thing for me and the club," he explained. "We can only hope for a solution before this next Monday. My intention is to keep playing in Europe."
Real Madrid paid AC Milan €70 million for the player, a fee which, at the time, reflected his status as one of Europe's elite players.
His time at Madrid was plagued by injuries and lack of fitness. In five full seasons at the club, Kaka only managed 120 appearances, scoring 29 goals. In comparison, he racked up 270 appearances and scored 95 goals in his six seasons at Milan.
At his peak, Kaka was one of the most creative attacking midfield players in Europe. Milan fans will remember him fondly, especially because of the 2007 Champions League final against Liverpool, which Milan won 2-1. The player was also instrumental in the 2005 Champions League final against the same opposition. In the first half, Kaka repeatedly sliced through the English team's defence, helping Milan race to a 3-0 lead. In the second half however, Liverpool were able to claw their way back to 3-3, eventually winning on penalty kicks.