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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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French midfielder admits considering PSG move before Real Madrid called him



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Aurelien Tchouameni has had an exciting start to his career at Real Madrid. Since joining the club for almost €80 million last summer, the young Frenchman has now become a pivotal figure in Real Madrid’s midfield unit.

However, prior to his move to Santiago Bernabeu, the midfielder was closely linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain.

In a recent interview, Tchouameni opened up on his links to PSG but revealed his decision to join Real Madrid.

Aurelien Tchouameni on PSG links

Talking about speculations linking him to PSG, Tchouameni said (h/t Madrid Zone), “PSG? Frankly, I thought about it. It’s a very big European club, we want the French clubs to succeed.”

“But honestly, when Real Madrid calls you, it’s very complicated to say no,” Tchouameni added.

Tchouameni preferred Real Madrid over PSG (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

The midfielder was linked with a move to PSG during his time at AS Monaco. Les Parisiens wanted to sign the youngster as part of their plans to reinforce the midfield unit.

Tchouameni, though, ended up opting for a move to Real Madrid, which turned out to be a prudent decision from the midfielder’s end.

Tchouameni’s career at Real Madrid

Aurelien Tchouameni made a total of 50 competitive appearances during his maiden season at Real Madrid.

Although the Frenchman was not entirely a first-team regular in Carlo Ancelotti’s setup, his stature in the team is expected to grow in the coming years.

Especially as Toni Kroos and Luka Modric move on at the end of the season, there is scope for Tchouameni to become a first-team regular in the Real Madrid midfield in the years to come.

The former AS Monaco starlet has already played a crucial role in the starting eleven so far this season and it is only going to continue as the season progresses.

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