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AC Milan willing to sign Real Madrid ace permanently in €22 million deal
According to MARCA, Serie A giants AC Milan are willing to turn Real Madrid ace Brahim Diaz’s loan stay into a permanent one by paying the €22 million fee included in the agreement between the two clubs.
Diaz is currently on loan at Milan for a third season in a row. Having spent the 2020/21 campaign at San Siro, the attacking midfielder returned to Lombardy last year on a two-year temporary deal.
Since then, Diaz has shone brightly for Stefano Pioli’s side. He helped the Rossoneri win the Serie A title last season and has been in good form in the current campaign as well, scoring four goals and registering an assist in 13 Serie A matches.
Impressed by the 23-year-old’s contributions, Milan are ready to make his stay permanent by paying the €22 million fee stipulated in the loan agreement.
This development comes despite recent reports suggesting that Real Madrid want to keep Diaz at the club after the ongoing season.
MARCA also suggests that even though Milan are planning to sign the Spaniard permanently, Los Blancos still hope to keep him at the Bernabeu, where he would earn around €5 million in salary. If he is retained at the club, it would be as part of the first-team plans and not to use him in any other operations.
Diaz, for his part, is yet to decide on his future. While he continues to dream of succeeding in Madrid, he has found an ideal setting in Milan where he is a regular and enjoys the faith of the manager.
With the 23-year-old still having two years on his Real Madrid contract, he will take stock of the situation at the end of the season and see how things pan out at the Bernabeu with regard to player exits which might open up a spot for him.
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Ancelotti could renew contract with Real Madrid if he wins the Champions League – report
The continuity of Carlo Ancelotti hinges on several factors and journalist Mario Cortegana, while writing for The Athletic, has confirmed that if Real Madrid do not sack him at the end of the season, the Italian will continue to serve the team at least until his current contract, which runs until 2024.
Furthermore, the report also states that Ancelotti could even be handed a contract extension if he leads the team to the UEFA Champions League triumph once again.
It is more than evident that Ancelotti’s Real Madrid future is far from certain. Ever since the managerial role at the Brazilian national team opened up, the 63-year-old is being pursued by the South American team.
Cortegana writes that even though Ancelotti is quite happy at Real Madrid, there remains a possibility that he will, indeed, accept the Brazil role if he were to leave the Spanish capital city as he sees this job as an appealing end to his managerial career.
At Real Madrid, he knows that he will have to keep winning trophies and this season, the La Liga honour is more or less lost. But with the possibility of winning the UEFA Champions League still open, Cortegana has reported that if the Italian does, in fact, succeed at winning the European crown, he might end up renewing his deal with the team.
At the moment, the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) is trying to keep a respectful distance, but there is absolutely no denying the fact that they have made him their absolute priority.
“Ancelotti is not only the players’ favourite but it seems the fans’ too,” said CBF president Ednaldo Rodrigues about Ancelotti.
“Everywhere I go in Brazil, in every stadium, he is the first name the supporters ask me about. They talk about him in a very affectionate way, in recognition of the exemplary work he has done in his career,” he added.
Ancelotti is aware that Brazil want him and Brazil know Ancelotti is ready to join, but everything hinges on what happens with Real Madrid this season.
If they end up winning the Champions League or even if Madrid decided to stick with him until his contract expires , Brazil will be forced to look for alternatives. If not, one can expect the Italian to be the new head coach of the Seleçao.