Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho hopes Brazilian star Kaka will stay at the club.

The 30-year-old former World Footballer of the Year has failed to achieve consistency since his 65million euros move from AC Milan in 2009.

There has been interest expressed by his former club in a return to the San Siro, and there is the possibility of a return to his boyhood Sao Paulo team.

But Mourinho, speaking after Real Madrid's 5-1 friendly win over LA Galaxy on their US tour , told the club's official website: "For me there is no problem.

"We will try to get the best out of him. He is a good player. He played well last season and helped us win games.

"Our hope is that he stays. As a coach I would be happy because he is serious, hardworking and contributes to the group.

"In some matches he is a great player, with quality and the ability to help us win. We know him well and have worked together for two years.

"He contributed well last season and I know what he has in his head. We do not need to send messages. The important thing is that he decides on his future that is ideal for himself.".