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Ancelotti has not asked Real Madrid to sign another striker, will bring it up next week

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Regardless of what has been said in the media regarding Real Madrid’s plan to sign a centre-forward, Spanish publication MARCA (h/t Madrid Universal) has claimed that manager Carlo Ancelotti still has not given his opinion regarding the issue.

This means the Italian has not spoken about Harry Kane, Roberto Firmino or Richarlison for that matter to the management as they continue to assess the striking options for the upcoming season.

Madrid’s urge to sign a centre-forward comes on the back of the fact that Karim Benzema’s future is now in limbo. The Frenchman has received a lucrative offer from Saudi Arabia, worth up to €200 million for two years, along with other benefits.

It is said that the offer from the Middle East arrived just before Madrid’s away game against Sevilla in the league. Considering the money involved, the team from the capital city can now ponder the option of looking for a replacement.

At the moment, they are open to all possibilities. First up, if the player wants to continue, they are ready to offer him a contract extension until 2024. If not, they will be forced to look for an out-an-out centre-forward.

Whoever comes in as Benzema’s replacement will be a short-term option as Madrid already have big plans for the summer of 2024, with the arrivals of Kylian Mbappe and Erlking Haaland slated. In turn, Madrid have turned their attention to Espanyol striker Joselu.

As reported before, the 33-year-old will arrive on loan for the 2023/24 season with no fee involved. All Madrid need to do is pay him his salary. Joselu’s arrival would certainly establish a sense of relief, but if Benzema departs, Madrid will go back to owing a solitary striker.

Up until now, Ancelotti has refused to name names, but it is said that he has his targets shortlisted. However, as stated earlier, he has not talked about any big names so far.

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Multiple Real Madrid legends set to attend Kylian Mbappe’s presentation – report

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Photo by FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP via Getty Images

With the major international tournaments all wrapped up, Real Madrid fans can finally realize their dream of witnessing Kylian Mbappe take his first steps in the Santiago Bernabeu.

After much anticipation, the Frenchman’s signing was officially announced by the Merengues right after the UEFA Champions League final.

Now, the moment for his presentation is edging closer, and Real Madrid intends to make it a grand occasion befitting his talents.

Real Madrid have invited multiple legends

Indeed, according to Rodra several Real Madrid legends have been personally invited to attend Kylian Mbappe’s highly anticipated presentation at the Bernabeu tomorrow.

Their presence highlights the significance of this moment, celebrating the arrival of one of football’s brightest talents to the illustrious ranks of Real Madrid.

The player’s presentation, which is expected to be a huge event at Santiago Bernabeu on July 16th, was announced by the administration just under a week ago.

Mbappe will be presented as a Real Madrid player tomorrow. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images)

The 2018 World Cup winner is the first new recruit to be presented at the Santiago Bernabeu following complete renovations and thus the club aims to mark it as a special occasion.

In order to make it a memorable event, the Merengues have big plans for the presentation tomorrow.

Indeed, Mbappe will make a grand entrance at the Bernabeu, walking along a specially installed catwalk from the changing room exit to a stage set up at the North end of the stadium.

Full-house expected

All tickets for Kylian Mbappe’s presentation have been completely sold out, with not a single seat remaining, not even in the remotest corners of the venue.

Within just under 2 hours, all tickets for the event sold out, including the premium VIP seats. Priority was naturally given to club members and season ticket holders.

And now it appears some of the most iconic players from Real Madrid’s history will also be present to watch the event unfold.

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