"Last year (sports director) Predrag Mijatovic had negotiations at an advanced stage but it wasn't possible to get him," Calderon told Marca.

"This year he has taken up the issue again but while Milan wouldn't want to sell him...these situations are resolved when the player goes and asks that they let him go.

"The people round him are always making nods in our direction but it is the player who has to go into the president's office to ask to be allowed to go."

Real are reported to have tabled an offer of over £60 million for Kaka even though both the Serie A club and the player have said there is no deal.

"In these situations it isn't possible to say whether it will happen or not until Aug 31. It was like this with Ronaldo. He signed at three minutes to midnight, I believe," he added.