Brazil releases Kaka to return to Real Madrid

Real Madrid midfielder Kaka is expected to train with his teammates on Wednesday, after the Brazilian Football Federation granted os Blancos' request for the playmaker to return to the Spanish capital to allow him time to prepare for Saturday's Primera Liga game away to Espanyol.

Kaka was due to return on Friday with the rest of his Europe-based Brazil teammates, but after picking up a booking in the 3-1 win over Argentina on Saturday, the former Milan star is suspended from Brazil's game with Chile on Wednesday, hence his early return to the Bernabeu.

Coach Manuel Pellegrini could also have Sergio Ramos at his disposal, according Marca, after the fullback took part in a double training session on Monday.

It appears that the versatile defender may make the trip to Barcelona for the Espanyol game, although Pellegrini is unlikely to risk him so soon after recovering from the tendinitis injury that has ruled him out since July.

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