Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has admitted both Kaka and Nuri Sahin could be on their way out of the club in the coming weeks.
The 30-year-old Brazilian has found it difficult to nail down a first team spot in Real Madrid since his move in 2009 after a series of injuries.
Kaka was on the sidelines as Real Madrid beat Real Oviedo 5-1 in a pre-season friendly on Tuesday and the fact that he also failed to make the squad for a tour of the United States has fuelled speculation over his future in the Spanish capital.
Speaking ahead of Madrid’s friendly against Benfica in Lisbon on Friday evening, Mourinho told Marca:
“Kaka will start tonight and play between 45 and 60 minutes.
“I don’t know what will happen with his future and neither does he, but between us there are no doubts because he knows what I think and the market is open until August 31.
“Anything can happen. He could be a Real Madrid player next season and if he stays I would be delighted because we have a great relationship and he offers us things.”
The Real Madrid manager however was more definitive on Sahin’s situation.
The Turkey international started only two La Liga games in his debut season last term and Mourinho claimed it would benefit him to go and play elsewhere – at least for a year on loan.
“I want to be honest and Sahin is living in this grey zone because the market is open,” the Portuguese said. “If the possibility arises for him to go to another place it would be better for him to leave and to be able to have more minutes on the pitch.”