He expressed interest in Real. that would be great, as he is the last thing Real Madrid need (hint rhymes with "Lefense"). As much as I would love to see him back at Barca, I don't see that happening. Does he come to La liga? England? stay in Italy? Ajax? http://football.guardian.co.uk/News_Story/0,1563,1050438,00.html Rivaldo leaves Milan Staff and agencies Friday September 26, 2003 Taxi! Rivaldo's unsuccessful spell at AC Milan came to an end today when the European champions agreed to terminate the Brazilian World Cup winner's contract following a request from the player. Rivaldo joined the Rossoneri in the summer of last year from Barcelona on a free transfer after several other suitors were put off by his wage demands. His contract was due to run until July 2005. But his first season at the San Siro saw him make just 22 league appearances, scoring five goals. He was a peripheral figure as Carlo Ancelotti's side claimed the Champions League trophy with a penalty shoot-out win against Juventus at Old Trafford. The 31-year-old has not played for Milan this season and the club's willingness to remove him from the wage bill as well as Rivaldo's desire to get his career back on track prompted the decision. Earlier this week he spoke of his frustration at a lack of first team opportunities. "What I am going through is humiliating," Rivaldo told Sao Paulo newspaper O Jornal da Tarde. "At the right moment, I will say why the coach isn't allowing me to play. Now is not the time, but I can say it's not a technical, physical or psychological problem." The talented frontman moved to Europe in August 1996 to join Deportivo La Coruna and then secured a lucrative transfer to Barcelona in 1997. He claimed the World Player of the Year award in 1999 as well as the European Player of the Year crown before making the move to Italy. He has recently been linked with moves to Ajax and Real Madrid where countryman Ronaldo has spoken of his desire to link up with his international colleague. Milan's vice-president Adriano Galliani confirmed the move on the club's official website, www.acmilan.it. "The mutual agreement to end the player's (Rivaldo) contract takes affect immediately and has been done with absolute calmness and in an amicable manner," he said. Rivaldo is expected to give a press conference this afternoon.