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Carlo Ancelotti offers clarity on Real Madrid future amid Brazil links

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While Argentina secured their first World Cup title since 1986, their arch-rivals Brazil were one of the underperformers of the tournament, as they were eliminated by Croatia in the quarter-finals.

Shortly after their elimination, Tite left the post of Brazil coach. Subsequently, Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti was linked as a potential successor, with some reports even claiming that the Italian manager was contacted by the Brazilian FA.

However, in a recent media interaction, Ancelotti has offered clarity on his future at Real Madrid, suggesting that he has no plans to leave Santiago Bernabeu.

“I don’t know the future but I’m so happy at Real Madrid. I’m under contract until 2024 and if they don’t sack me, I won’t leave,” he said (h/t Fabrizio Romano) when asked about the Brazil job.

Widely regarded as one of the most successful managers of the 21st century, Ancelotti is in his second stint with Real Madrid, returning to the Bernabeu last year and leading them to the Champions League and La Liga titles.

The Whites started the new season on a note positive note as well, though their progress was slightly derailed thanks to a series of underwhelming performances. Nevertheless, they remain in contention to win the La Liga, UCL, Copa del Rey, FIFA Club World Cup and Spanish Super Cup.

Ancelotti’s contract with Real Madrid expires in the summer of 2024 and it seems like the Italian tactician is determined to continue until then, at least, adding, “There will be time to think about my future.”

During his second stint at Real Madrid, Ancelotti has overseen 77 competitive games so far, winning 55 of them while losing 11 times. His recent loss came against Rayo Vallecano, which allowed Barcelona to strengthen their position at the top of the league table.

But as the season resumes later this month, it will be interesting to see whether Real Madrid get back on track and restore their position at the top.

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Ancelotti-favourite defender will leave Real Madrid if club signs 23-year-old ace

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With Kylian Mbappe’s signing now a completed objective, Real Madrid turn to what was always considered the second most critical operation of this summer – Alphonso Davies.

The Canadian full-back has been on Los Blancos’ radar for a while now, but with his contract with Bayern Munich running until 2025, his signing is seen to be a tad bit more complicated.

The Bavarians’ firm stance that they wish to persist with the speedster, needless to say, has only made the objective more complicated for Los Blancos.

No room for three

Despite Bayern Munich’s repeated advances towards Davies in recent weeks, Real Madrid are firm that they will attempt to sign the player this summer.

In light of the Canadian full-back’s possible arrival, Cadena SER reveals that Ferland Mendy will almost certainly leave Real Madrid if Davies’ signing is pulled off.

Carlo Ancelotti is clear that he has no room for three left-backs in his squad. One of Fran Garcia and Mendy must thus leave the Spanish capital in such a scenario and the Frenchman is better placed on that front.

Ferland Mendy (L) could leave Real Madrid if Davies arrives.. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

Mendy’s current deal in Madrid runs out next year and the player has been informed that a decision over his future at the club will be taken shortly.

On track with Davies

The Spanish outlet also reveal that the Canadian speedster rejected an offer from Bayern Munich in recent hours and that his departure from the Bavarian capital is not ruled out.

Bayern Munich demand a sum of €50 million for the dynamic full-back. Real Madrid, however, have set a spending limit of €30 million for the youngster and will not exceed that sum in any scenario.

Vincent Kompany’s men thus have a critical decision to make, for allowing Davies to run down the final year on his deal may well back-fire as did the case of Kylian Mbappe with PSG.

Real Madrid, as it stands, appear to be in the driver’s seat.

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