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Brazil to make one final attempt to hire Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti
Despite Carlo Ancelotti making it clear that he will be remaining at Real Madrid beyond the ongoing season, the Brazil national team remain adamant about making him their next manager.
Brazil Football Confederations (CBF) president Ednaldo Rodrigues has already declared in public that Ancelotti is their top preference to take over as manager after Tite was discharged from his duties following the Selecao’s World Cup debacle.
There had been speculations that the Italian’s job might be under threat if he were to fail to deliver major titles this season. As it would happen, Los Blancos lost the La Liga title to Barcelona while they were eliminated by Manchester City in the UEFA Champions League semi-finals.
Despite that, though, Ancelotti has made it abundantly clear that he will remain in charge at Real Madrid next season, while also confirming that he has been told as much by the club president Florentino Perez.
But, as per Mario Cortegana of The Athletic, Brazil are still not ready to give up on their efforts to try and appoint the 63-year-old mastermind as their new manager.
As such, the South American giants are planning one last push to try and convince Ancelotti to leave Real Madrid and sign up with them.
The Selecao have now gone more than five months without announcing a new manager with U-20 boss Ramon Menezes taking charge of the senior team as well on an interim basis.
He was in charge of Brazil’s first team when they played a friendly in March and is expected to continue when they will be in action again next month.
With the World Cup 2026 qualifiers set to start in September, they would ideally want to finalise an appointment well before that. But even though CBF continue to yearn for Ancelotti, an agreement is impossible as things stand.
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Harry Kane ‘very close’ to completing Real Madrid move, only final details remain – report
Jude Bellingham’s move to Real Madrid was finally closed earlier today as officially confirmed by Borussia Dortmund on their website. Yet, the offices at Santiago Bernabeu have not even taken a break to celebrate their success.
According to reports from Alfredo Pedullà, Los Blancos are now completely focused on the acquisition of Harry Kane. The English striker’s arrival is very close to approaching closure and only a few details remain to be sorted.
The Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur representatives reportedly held a meeting today over the striker’s transfer. The agenda was to agree on a number for the transfer fee.
The Premier League side began the proceedings with an expectation of €100 to €110 million in exchange for Kane. However, the Merengues suggested a lower point at €80 to €90 million, albeit with the option to include bonuses.
There is not much separating the two parties at the moment, and the minor gap will be bridged in the coming days. Overall, the meeting ended with a broad understanding between the two clubs.
Carlo Ancelotti sees the English striker as the centre-piece of his attack for next season given the recent departure of Karim Benzema. After all, Kane has been one of football’s most consistent goalscorers over the past decade.
Yet, Los Blancos cannot afford to let their guard down with one signing and will need to rope in at least two more names in attack to serve as backup options. The exits of Mariano Diaz, Marco Asensio, and Eden Hazard leave them with no squad depth, after all.
Kane has scored 30, 17, and 23 goals in his last three seasons in the Premier League and is the epitome of consistency. Further, he had three assists in his most recent league season and created 14 big chances.