Former Brazil international Kaka is set for a shock return to football with Silvio Berlusconi-owned Italian Serie C side, Monza.
The 36-year-old retired a year ago after a glittering career but is being lined up by former AC Milan owner Berlusconi – who is looking to make his mark after buying the Serie C club.
According to Spanish publication Marca, Berlusconi admires Kaka from their time working together at Milan and wants his former charge to head Monza’s push for promotion this season.
Kaka is thought to be keen on the switch after working under Berlusconi at the San Siro, where he spent six years between 2003 and 2009 before rejoining briefly in 2013.
He is currently without a club following a three-year stint at MLS side Orlando City.
Known for his elegant dribbling and goal-threat from attacking midfield, Kaka picked up the 2007 Ballon d’Or and also played for Spanish giants Real Madrid.
Less than 18 months after selling AC Milan, Berlusconi’s family holding company Fininvest announced last week that it had acquired 100 percent of Monza in a deal reportedly worth between £2.2million and £2.6m.
The 81-year-old Berlusconi, who has served as prime minister of Italy three times, sold AC Milan to a Chinese-led consortium for $800million (£618m) in April 2017.