"I really cannot imagine Milan without Rino," said the Brazilian.

Asked about the arrival of Ronaldinho from Barcelona, Kaka said: "I think he could do very well here. We can play together and already have done for the Selecao. This is a team that can take many great champions in its line-up, so if more were to arrive that would be even better."

Of Chelsea striker Andriy Shevchenko, he added: "If Sheva returned then I would be very happy, because he is my friend. For various reasons he has not played consistently for the past two years, but I know he could make his contribution to Milan."