Kaka laughs off LA Galaxy rumors

The Brazilian midfielder has recently been linked with a move to the MLS outfit, but he's determined to stay at Real Madrid for now
Updated: 7:25 a.m. ET

Kaka has reiterated his desire to stay at Real Madrid for the foreseeable future, and has insisted that there is no truth in the rumors linking him with Major League Soccer.

The Los Angeles Galaxy supposedly see the Brazil international as the ideal replacement for David Beckham following the latter's departure. The New York Red Bulls are also interested but Kaka is keen to remain at his current club for now.

"There's nothing going on with LA Galaxy or the MLS at the moment. We'll see what Real Madrid have in mind," Kaka was quoted as saying AS.

He added, "I have always said I would be delighted to stay here. I'm fine and I have a contract to 2015.

"I hope to know the club's decision and its position shortly. In the summer we will find a solution. I will continue to train and do what I do."

Kaka featured from the start in Real Madrid's 4-1 Champions League win over Ajax on Tuesday, and netted once from outside the 18-yard box to help his side to a comfortable home victory.

Kaka made his interest in MLS public almost a month ago when Brazil played Colombia in New Jersey in a friendly.

"Not now, I think. One day, I hope I can play in MLS," Kaka stated. "I don't think it's now [though]."

It is thought that the New York Red Bulls remain Kaka's first choice as his agent told the New York Post that his client loves Manhattan. That speculation was also aided by the fact that Kaka's brother, Digao, spent half a season with the Red Bulls. But when the Los Angeles Galaxy saw Beckham depart after the MLS Cup, New York instantly got competition from MLS's biggest team.

Last week, Los Angeles' top executive Tim Leiweke told Sports Illustrated that the Galaxy were interested in the Brazilian midfielder.

"We're well aware of Kaká's interest in MLS, and we in turn have made it very clear to him that he's aware of our interest in him," Leiweke told the publication. "We have a great relationship with Real Madrid, and just as we worked through a player with them six years ago [Beckham], I'm absolutely convinced we could find the right deal this time, too."

Kaka's comments most likely mean that both sides will have to wait for the former World Player of the Year.

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