Kaka relishing AC Milan return

Real Madrid star Kaka is already looking forward to facing AC Milan in the group stages of the Champions League.

The Brazil international left the Rossoneri this summer after spending six years at the San Siro as he completed his big-money switch to the Spanish capital.



After the two European giants were paired in the Champions League, the 27-year-old told AS: "It will be special. To go back in Milan is something really special for me I will be facing my friends and playing against a club that I have great affection for.



"I expect a very good reception because I am very fond of the San Siro public.



"We have a lot of respect for Milan, and also Zurich and Marseille, they are great teams. We want to do well and my team-mates are excited an focussed. The final is at home and we want to win it.



Meanwhile, Barcelona have confirmed their interest in Shakhtar Donetsk defender Dmytro Chygrynskiy, although no deal will be done before the two sides meet in Friday's UEFA Super Cup.



The 22-year-old looks set to move to the Nou Camp after weeks of speculation, in a deal which could earn the Ukrainian outfit 25million euros.



Barca sporting director Txiki Begiristain believes that a deal will be struck for the UEFA Cup winner, but insists nothing will be made official before this weekend's clash between the two European silverware holders.



"It's still not closed and we will leave it until after the final," he told the club's official website.



"I think that it's on the right track and I don't think there will be any problems, but for sporting reasons we will not close anything until after Friday's game.



"Both Pep Guardiola and the club have been keen to sign a centre-back with certain characteristics.



"Chygrynskiy fits this profile. He's dominant in the air and has good distribution. Someone of his profile is very difficult to find in the market and it's a key position for us."



Internazionale have sent Nigerian striker Victor Obinna out on loan to La Liga outfit Malaga.



The 22-year-old moves to Spain on a season-long agreement after spending most of his time on the fringes of Jose Mourinho's squad.



Obinna has only been at the San Siro for a season but struggled to make the breakthrough with the Nerazzurri, making just nine appearances and scoring one goal.



Obinna started his professional career with Chievo, where he scored 22 goals in 82 appearances.

News
Alex Salmond said he accepted 'the democratic verdict of the people'
newsSNP leader says Scotland must move forward as 'one nation'
Arts and Entertainment
Friends is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year
tvSeries celebrates 20th anniversary
Sport
Yaya Touré (left) and Bayern Munich’s Spanish defender Juan Bernat
footballToure's lack of defensive work is big problem for City
Voices
voicesApple continually kill off smaller app developers, and that's no good for anyone
PROMOTED VIDEO
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Arts and Entertainment
Liam Neeson said he wouldn't
tv

Liam Neeson's Downton dreams

Sport
Wembley Stadium
footballNews follows deal with Germany
Arts and Entertainment
A spell in the sun: Emma Stone and Colin Firth star in ‘Magic in the Moonlight’
filmReview: Magic In The Moonlight
Sport
A 'Sir Alex Feguson' tattoo
football

Arts and Entertainment
Ben Whishaw is replacing Colin Firth as the voice of Paddington Bear
tv

Thriller is set in the secret world of British espionage

Life and Style
life

News
ScienceGallery: Otherwise known as 'the best damn photos of space you'll see till 2015'
Life and Style
fashion

Bomber jacket worn by Mary Berry sells out within an hour

Caption competition
Caption competition
Latest stories from i100

Bleacher Report

Daily Quiz
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

Mystery of the Ground Zero wedding photo

A shot in the dark

Mystery of the wedding photo from Ground Zero
His life, the universe and everything

His life, the universe and everything

New biography sheds light on comic genius of Douglas Adams
Save us from small screen superheroes

Save us from small screen superheroes

Shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D are little more than marketing tools
Reach for the skies

Reach for the skies

From pools to football pitches, rooftop living is looking up
These are the 12 best hotel spas in the UK

12 best hotel spas in the UK

Some hotels go all out on facilities; others stand out for the sheer quality of treatments
These Iranian-controlled Shia militias used to specialise in killing American soldiers. Now they are fighting Isis, backed up by US airstrikes

Widespread fear of Isis is producing strange bedfellows

Iranian-controlled Shia militias that used to kill American soldiers are now fighting Isis, helped by US airstrikes
Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Shoppers don't come to Topshop for the unique
How to make a Lego masterpiece

How to make a Lego masterpiece

Toy breaks out of the nursery and heads for the gallery
Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Urbanites are cursed with an acronym pointing to Employed but No Disposable Income or Savings
Paisley’s decision to make peace with IRA enemies might remind the Arabs of Sadat

Ian Paisley’s decision to make peace with his IRA enemies

His Save Ulster from Sodomy campaign would surely have been supported by many a Sunni imam
'She was a singer, a superstar, an addict, but to me, her mother, she is simply Amy'

'She was a singer, a superstar, an addict, but to me, her mother, she is simply Amy'

Exclusive extract from Janis Winehouse's poignant new memoir
Is this the role to win Cumberbatch an Oscar?

Is this the role to win Cumberbatch an Oscar?

The Imitation Game, film review
England and Roy Hodgson take a joint step towards redemption in Basel

England and Hodgson take a joint step towards redemption

Welbeck double puts England on the road to Euro 2016
Relatives fight over Vivian Maier’s rare photos

Relatives fight over Vivian Maier’s rare photos

Pictures removed from public view as courts decide ownership
‘Fashion has to be fun. It’s a big business, not a cure for cancer’

‘Fashion has to be fun. It’s a big business, not a cure for cancer’

Donatella Versace at New York Fashion Week