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Jose Mourinho is hopeful that Kaka can make an impact on Real Madrid upon his return in January.

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho is hoping that Kaka can be the ‘new signing’ his team needs upon his return from injury at the beginning of next year, reports suggest.

Publication Marca comments that with funds for new signings in January likely to be limited, the Portuguese boss is banking on the Brazilian being fully-fit and an instrumental part of Los Blancos’ assault on the Champions League and La Liga towards the end of the season.

With the former Milan playmaker on schedule to make a return from knee surgery in just over a month’s time, the former Chelsea and Inter tactician allegedly told president Florentino Perez: “Kaka can be the best signing of the winter, because there is no player of his quality on the market. Kaka is our solution.”

Mourinho believes that given the expected injury lay-off for Gonzalo Higuain and the continued disappointment of flop Karim Benzema, he can find a way of incorporating Cristiano Ronaldo, Mesut Oezil and Kaka into a single formation.

Madrid have been linked with a move for forwards such as Wolfsburg target man Edin Dzeko and Manchester City attacker Emmanuel Adebayor, but it appears increasingly unlikely that Perez will sanction a big-money move for another forward at this time.

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