Kaka eyes iconic Balotelli partnership at AC Milan

The Brazilian is hopeful that he can forge a relationship with the striker similar to that which he used to share with Filippo Inzaghi after sealing his return to San Siro
AC Milan returnee Kaka is hoping that teaming up with Mario Balotelli will enable him to forge a resemblance of his partnership with club legend Filippo Inzaghi.

The Brazil international completed his return to San Siro on a free transfer on Monday after spending four largely unsuccessful years at Real Madrid.

Kaka believes that he can help Balotelli score goals in the same way in which he linked with Rossoneri favourite Inzaghi between 2003 and 2009.

"Mario is a great player and I want to do well with him. I hope I can do with him what I used to do with Pippo Inzaghi," the 31-year-old told the club's official website.

"Four years have passed and now I'm back. It's been two weeks that I thought, if I could come back, a return to Milan would be ideal for me. In the last few days, I've been dreaming of hearing the fans sing my name in San Siro again."

The 31-year-old declared his intention to leave Real Madrid late in August as he looks to win a place in Brazil's squad ahead of the World Cup in 2014, having not featured for the Selecao since their 1-1 draw with Russia in March.

"I have a lot of desire to play and it's a very important year for me due to the World Cup," he added. "Right now I just want to do well for Milan, my team.

"I was very sad to leave this team and now it's great to be back. I'm very happy."