Kaka is returning to former club AC Milan after reportedly accepting a 50 per cent cut in salary. Financial terms were not disclosed but the Gazzetta dello Sport reported it was a two-year deal worth €4 million (HK$40.5 million) per season plus bonuses - a significant drop from the €10 million Kaka earned with Madrid. "Kaka made a big [sacrifice] to return here, showing a lot of affection for our shirt," Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani said. Kaka, 31, wants to play for Brazil at next year's World Cup in his home country and should feature more at Milan. "Milan is ideal for me," he said. "I always find great champions here. Before there was Pippo Inzaghi now there's [Mario] Balotelli. I hope to experience great joys with Mario. "I really want to play. This is a special year for me because the World Cup is coming up but now I've got to do well with Milan. I was very sorry to leave but now it's even more special to come back." Kaka joined Madrid from Milan in 2009 for €65 million. But after injuring his left knee, he was never able to establish himself as a first-choice player in Spain. Kaka did not play in an official match with Madrid after the recent arrival of Carlo Ancelotti, who coached him at Milan. Kaka was the world's top player when he led Milan to the Champions League title in 2007, when he also helped them win the Uefa Super Cup and Club World Cup. While he doesn't seem to be the player he once was, Kaka should still be an able replacement for Kevin-Prince Boateng, who transferred from Milan to Schalke last week. He could line up either in attack alongside Balotelli or share playmaker duties with Riccardo Montolivo.