REAL Madrid's assistant coach Aitor Karanka has given the clearest indication yet that the club want to replace Kaka with Tottenham's Luka Modric this summer.
Modric has returned to training with Spurs this week, having been fined by the club for skipping sessions as he sets his sights on a move away from White Hart Lane this summer.
Manchester United and Paris St Germain have both been linked with the Croatia playmaker, with Tottenham believed to be holding out for a £40million fee, but Real appear his likeliest destination.
Tottenham, meanwhile, were held to a 1-1 draw in a pre-season friendly by a Los Angeles Galaxy side featuring former striker Robbie Keane.
Gareth Bale gave Spurs a first-half lead in California before the home side levelled before the break through David Lopes.
Keane admitted to being a little reluctant to play the game, coming as it did in the midst of a busy spell in the Galaxy's calendar, but soon warmed to the task.
"It was good to see (Keane)," Villas-Boas said. "I was talking to him in warm-up, trying to tell him to calm down a little bit. His willingness and power and drive is always there, he's an experienced striker. In fairness to him, he continues to show his quality."