Jose Mourinho says there is no need to go back into the transfer market in January as the return of Kaka will be Real Madrid's "big signing".
Mourinho had initially been keen to bolster his attacking options when the window reopened, and there had been suggestions that Kaka - ruled out for four months after undergoing knee surgery in August - could be on his way back to AC Milan or even Inter.
However, Mourinho has now made clear that he expects Kaka to play an important role in the side.
"Our big signing in the winter window will be Kaka," he told the official FIFA website. "He'll be a fantastic boost for us. How many clubs can sign a Kaka in January? There are no players of his calibre on the market."