Day: June 25, 2012

Kaka’s father to negotiate with MilanKaka’s father to negotiate with Milan

Real Madrid playmaker Kaka’s father is reportedly negotiating his son’s return to AC Milan with the Italian football club.

Bosco Leite had flown to Milan for talks with Rossoneri vice-president Adriano Galliani about signing the 30-year-old.

According to Brazil O Globo newspaper, Kaka’s family has maintained close ties with the Serie A outfit since the star’s departure in 2009.

The report added that Real Madrid’s hierarchy had given its consent for negotiations.

Betis defender Miguel Roqué dies of cancer at the age of 23Betis defender Miguel Roqué dies of cancer at the age of 23

Miguel ‘Miki’ Roqué, a Real Betis defender who started out in Barcelona’s youth ranks and had a stint at Liverpool, has died of cancer at the age of 23, Betis said on Sunday.

Miki Roqué had been fighting pelvic cancer since March 2011,” the La Liga club said in a statement on their website.

He had surgery to remove the tumor in May of that same year after Betis raised funds to pay for the defender’s treatment by selling wrist-bands with the player’s name written on them.

Miki Roque arrived at Betis from Liverpool FC in the summer of 2009 and debuted for the first team in October 2010.

Over the following months he was an important part of the defense until March of the next year, when his grave condition was made public.