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Ancelotti hoping for signings in the full-back department, but Real Madrid not keen

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Earlier this week, reports of Carlo Ancelotti’s disappointment in the Real Madrid administration surfaced. The Italian tactician was said to be let down by the decision-makers, especially after they went back on their word of bringing in a quality striker this summer.

According to reports from SER (h/t Madrid Xtra), Ancelotti does not see eye to eye with Florentino Perez even in other positions in the squad. The manager wants a top full-back signing this summer, but it is currently not on Los Blancos’ agenda.

The need for new full-backs at Real Madrid is real. The left-back position has been a concern for a while now, and the right-back department is slowly growing into an equally concerning area.

Ferland Mendy has failed to impress the manager over the years, for his inability to produce an impact in the final third is seen as the team’s Achilles heel.

Fran Garcia is indeed arriving to reinforce the position, but the signing of Alphonso Davies was also seen as a real possibility. That option does not appear to exist for this summer now.

Dani Carvajal and Lucas Vazquez are currently the team’s options to play at right-back. However, both stars are now on the wrong side of 30, and it is high time the Merengues find a young replacement to take the position forward.

At the moment, however, a signing of the full-back is unlikely. Real Madrid are working hard to reach an agreement with Kylian Mbappe over a transfer, and any other signing just does not appear to be on the agenda.

If Mbappe does not arrive this summer, Dusan Vlahovic could well be a target for Los Blancos. The Serbian International is seen as an optimal choice to strengthen the attack on loan, albeit with an option to make his signing permanent.

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Real Madrid out-of-favour defender now unlikely to leave the club

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Real Madrid missed out on the signing of Leny Yoro after deciding not to match Manchester United’s offer for the 18-year-old defender.

With the French prodigy now on his way to the Premier League, Los Blancos are assessing their options before deciding whether to sign a new centre-back or not.

As things stand, the reigning champions of Spain and Europe seem to be leaning towards relying on their existing options rather than going into the market.

Jesus Vallejo unlikely to leave

As such, MARCA reports that the likelihood of Jesus Vallejo leaving the club have now significantly reduced.

Indeed, the 27-year-old out-of-favour defender now appears more and more likely to continue at Real Madrid beyond this summer.

Set to stay. (Photo by Angel Martinez/Getty Images)

Vallejo returned to the Santiago Bernabeu after finishing his loan stint at Granada during which he hardly played due to injury and fitness woes.

As such, reports suggested that Carlo Ancelotti & co. were not planning on counting on him next season, even though he was handed a new shirt number recently.

But with the Leny Yoro operation collapsing and Real Madrid not keen on recruiting anyone from the market at this point, the Spanish ace is now unlikely to leave the club.

With David Alaba still sidelined, Antonio Rudiger and Eder Militao will start the new season as the first-choice centre-back pairing and Vallejo will serve as the backup while Aurelien Tchouameni will also be an option.

Vallejo, for his part, wanted to stay put and see out his contract which expires in 2025. And, as things stand, it appears that the player will get his wish.

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