MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid midfielder Kaka wants to leave the Spanish club after seeing that his role as a bench player has not changed under coach Carlo Ancelotti.
Kaka said late Thursday that he wanted to change clubs after scoring two goals in a friendly for Madrid.
"I have less and less of a place on the team," said Kaka. "The club knows that I would like to leave and I want it to help me find a solution."
The 31-year-old Brazilian will have until Monday to secure a move before the summer transfer window closes.
Kaka said he wants to move to another European team, discarding a return to Brazil because "the market is closed" there.
"I don't know if there are offers for me," said Kaka. "But the club is talking to my father. They are looking at the possibilities to see if something comes up before Monday.
"I don't want to have an ugly exit. That's why I am a professional ... I have to keep training because if I want to change teams, I need to be ready to play."