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AC Milan attack Real over Kaka move

AC Milan vice president has called Real Madrid's new administration "bandits" for attempting to lure midfielder Kaka.
None | By Associated Press, Madrid, Spain
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2006 01:09 AM IST

AC Milan vice president Adriano Galliani has called Real Madrid's new administration "bandits" for attempting to lure Brazilian midfielder Kaka to the Spanish club. Galliani addressed his remarks to new president Ramon Calderon, sports director Predrag Mijatovic and his assistant Franco Baldini. "Milan declares war on Madrid, you can write it like that, and we will do everything to make its life impossible," Galliani told the sports daily Marca on Wednesday.

"I have loved Madrid since 1950 because it has been, is and will be the greatest club in the world, above all because of its great style. But now it has spoiled everything."

Calderon, who was declared the winner of the club's presidential elections on July 3, pledged to sign Kaka during campaigning. The player is under contract with AC Milan until 2011. Madrid has reportedly continued its attempts to lure Kaka, hoping he will be unsettled by Italy's match-fixing scandal. Milan's difficulties diminished on Tuesday when an appeals court allowed the club to compete in next season's Champions League and reduced its points deduction to eight points to start the season. "It's obvious Kaka isn't going to leave here, but if he did it wouldn't be to Real Madrid," Galliani said. "None of us is going to sit down and talk to them because what they are doing isn't normal between great clubs."

Since Calderon's victory, Madrid has signed defender Fabio Cannavaro and midfielder Emerson from Juventus. Juve's relegation was confirmed on Tuesday.

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