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Carlo Ancelotti could push to sign PSG midfielder at Real Madrid this summer – report

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Earlier this month, it was reported that Marco Verratti is one of many Paris Saint-Germain players looking for a way out of Parc des Princes at the end of the season.

After spending over a decade at PSG, it appears the midfielder has had enough and wants to embark on a new adventure elsewhere. He was keen on joining Real Madrid ahead of the new season, but the Spanish giants had reportedly closed the door on a move to Santiago Bernabeu.

However, in a recent update, L’Equipe claims that Verratti’s hopes of joining Real Madrid might not be completely over just yet.

As per the report, Carlo Ancelotti may push for the signing of Verratti if he remains the Real Madrid coach next season. The Italian midfielder had played under Ancelotti during the 2012/13 campaign. He was, in fact, the one to bring the midfielder to PSG.

It appears Ancelotti is now keen on a reunion with the Italian international at Real Madrid next season. With over 400 competitive appearances for PSG, Verratti has loads of experience at the highest level of football and could be an excellent addition to the Real Madrid midfield.

Although the Spanish giants are expected to announce the contract renewal of Toni Kroos and Luka Modric in the coming days, they could use the addition of one more midfielder who can add more depth to the squad.

Real Madrid are set to add Jude Bellingham to their roster as well, but with Kroos and Modric both unlikely to continue beyond 2024, Verratti could indeed be a smart move.

The Italian can use his experience and leadership to guide an otherwise young Real Madrid midfield unit, comprising Bellingham, Eduardo Camavinga, and Aurelien Tchouameni.

However, it must be noted that Real Madrid do not have the best of relationship with PSG and it could make it almost impossible for them to find an agreement over Verratti this summer.

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Real Madrid face Premier League, Saudi Arabia competition for free transfer target

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Real Madrid are set to welcome two new stars this summer, Kylian Mbappe and Endrick, but the Merengues are keen on further bolstering their squad.

Owing to the embarrassment of riches Real Madrid possess in midfield, replacing Toni Kroos with a new signing in midfield is not seen as an immediate priority.

Nonetheless, interesting opportunities will invariably be evaluated closely and it appears the name of Adrien Rabiot has entered the club’s crosshairs.

Real Madrid not the only ones interested

But, according to Gazzetta dello Sport, Real Madrid face stiff competition from Premier League clubs and Saudi Arabian teams in their pursuit of midfielder Adrien Rabiot.

The French midfielder is set to become a free agent if he chooses not to renew his contract with Juventus, a decision that seems increasingly likely.

Rabiot set to become a free agent this summer. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)

Known for his technical prowess and versatility, Rabiot excels at playing multiple roles in midfield and notably thriving as a goal threat with late runs inside the opposition box that tend to catch opponents off guard.

While Real Madrid have no shortage of quality in midfield, Dani Ceballos’ exit could pave the way for the 29-year-old to secure a signing for Los Blancos.

However, Real Madrid would have to outmanoeuvre both the financial prowess of Saudi Arabian teams and the competitive allure of Premier League clubs to secure Rabiot’s signature.

On top of that, Juventus are also not giving up on their efforts to try and renew the contract of the French international.

In any case, Rabiot is unlikely to be a priority target for the club but they will be sure to keep a close eye on how his situation develops.

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