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Kaka back at AC Milan

Brazilian attacking midfielder Kaka agreed his return to AC Milan.

Brazilian attacking midfielder Kaka. Picture: AFP

REUTERS - Brazilian attacking midfielder Kaka agreed his return to AC Milan on Monday after four unhappy years at Real Madrid during which he went from one of the world's top players to an unhappy, injury-prone reserve.

The 31-year-old's dramatic loss of form has also led to him being shelved from Brazil's plans for the 2014 World Cup after he was left out of the Confederations Cup squad this year.

Kaka has been plagued by injuries over the last few years, including one to his left knee shortly after the 2010 World Cup.

He made only 82 league appearances during his time at Real after his 65-million-euro move in 2009 and rarely played anything more than a supporting role.

The announcement of his return came two days after midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng was surprisingly sold to Bundesliga club Schalke 04.

Milan said that Kaka, who won a World Cup winner's medal with Brazil in 2002, would arrive later on Monday on a private jet along with chief executive Adriano Galliani, almost exactly 10 years after he first set foot at the club as a fresh-faced youngster from Sao Paulo.

During his first six-year spell at the club, Kaka made an immediate impact, scoring 10 goals in his first season as he helped them to land the Serie A title.

He became one of the world's top players with his remarkable burst of speed, vision and ability to shoot from distance with either foot.

He helped Milan to win the Champions League in 2007 and was voted the World Player of the Year the same year.

His Brazil career virtually ended after the 2010 World Cup, when he was a central figure in the team even though he was not fully fit after previous injuries.

He was called up for a pair of friendlies last year and performed promisingly but has not been selected since a 1-1 draw against Russia in March, when he clearly failed to impress new coach Luiz Felipe Scolari.

Meanwhile, Victor Moses has become the third player to join Liverpool on Monday, with the forward signing on a season-long loan from Chelsea, the Premier League club confirmed.

The 22-year-old winger, who arrived at Stamford Bridge from Wigan last season, joins defenders Mamadou Sakho from Paris St Germain and Tiago Ilori from Sporting Lisbon as new arrivals on the final day of the transfer window.

The Nigeria international scored 10 goals in 42 appearances for Chelsea but faced a challenge to get game time following the arrivals of Brazil playmaker Willian, German Andre Schurrle and veteran Cameroon striker Samuel Eto'o.

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