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Ancelotti’s agent was in Brazil last week as Real Madrid job hangs in the balance

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In a recent turn of events, journalist Bruno Andrade has claimed that Frank Trimboli, the agent of Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti, was in Brazil last weekend to ‘feel the climate of football’ in the country.

Andrade adds that although Trimboli did not meet with the representatives of the Brazil Football Federation (CBF), he was accompanied by former player Gilberto Silva. Furthermore, the agent also tried to approach the likes of Kaka, Cafu, and Falcao.

Andrade’s report comes days after it was reported that there is some tension between Ancelotti and Real Madrid president Florentino Perez.

The latter is of the idea that the Italian is very firm with his starting XI and is not giving enough chances to the likes of Marco Asensio and Dani Ceballos.

Amidst all this, there have been claims that Ancelotti is wanted by the Brazilian national team as pressure mounts on the Italian amidst a disappointing run of results.

Should Los Blancos fail to win any major title this season, there is a good chance that the legendary manager could be axed, even though his contract runs until the summer of 2024.

Given his situation and the links to the vacant Brazil job, his agent’s trip is certain to fuel speculations further.

Meanwhile, it is only natural for Real Madrid to look for alternatives for Ancelotti if they do indeed wish to make a change in the summer.

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has emerged as one possible candidate but the Spaniard has since refuted the rumours by simply saying, “I am fully focused on what I am doing here [at Arsenal].” 

Apart from Arteta, former Tottenham Hotspur and Paris Saint-Germain manager Mauricio Pochettino is touted to be another option who Madrid are considering. It must be noted that the Argentine has been out of job since his PSG stint ended in 2022.

Another name that has been doing rounds is that of former striker Raul Gonzalez. The 45-year-old has been excellent at managing the Real Madrid Castilla side and dreams of managing the first team. 

As far as Ancelotti is concerned, it is safe to say that the Italian will be in charge at least until the end of the season. Till then, the management has a lot of time to think about the options.

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Mbappe confirms decision on future will not change after PSG qualify for UCL semis

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Real Madrid-bound Kylian Mbappe has confirmed that he will not change his decision about his future at PSG despite leading them to the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League.

On Tuesday night, Mbappe starred for PSG as they beat Barcelona 4-1 to secure a place in the semi-finals of Europe’s premier competition.

After having put in a disappointing display in the first leg last week, the French superstar scored a second-half brace to help his team across the line at Barcelona’s home last night.

During his interaction with the media after the match, Mbappe was asked if he would reconsider the decision over his future now that he and PSG were one step closer to winning the UCL.

Mbappe, though, made it clear that nothing will change, as he said: “No, no, no.”

Mbappe will not change his decision. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)

At the same time, however, the 25-year-old admitted that he still dreams of winning the UEFA Champions League with the Parisian giants.

“I have the dream of winning the Champions League with Paris. For sure. It’s another step now against a great team and we’re going to try to get to Wembley,” he said.

“Playing for the team from my country’s capital is very special, I dreamed of these play-offs when I came to PSG. It’s a great day for the club.”

Mbappe’s contract with PSG expires at the end of the season and he has decided to leave as a free agent in the summer.

The Frenchman is understood to be headed to Real Madrid with a contract reportedly already signed between the two parties.

An early elimination from the Champions League for PSG would have potentially brought the operation a step closer.

But with them qualifying for the semis and with there being the possibility of the Parisians facing Real Madrid in the finals, an announcement will not come anytime soon.

Source: Mundo Deportivo

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