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Carlo Ancelotti prioritising Harry Kane as Real Madrid’s new striker



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There is no secret that Real Madrid are after a new attacker in the coming summer, as they look to shore up their options in the goalscoring department.

As part of their plans, Real Madrid are closely assessing La Liga for a new striker, presumably a low-cost option who can momentarily serve as the alternative for Karim Benzema. But Real Madrid might also go for a top player this summer.

To that end, Diario AS suggests Carlo Ancelotti is strongly favouring a move for Harry Kane. During his time in the Premier League, the Real Madrid manager was able to closely follow the striker’s development.

Ancelotti believes Kane could be the ideal player to provide competition to Benzema. Aged 29, he is also at the peak of his career and could prove to be the solution to Real Madrid’s goalscoring department in the years to come.

Kane should also be available in the market this summer, as his current deal at Spurs expires in 2024. The Englishman is not happy with Spurs’ performances this season, so a move away from North London could be in the offing.

Real Madrid have had a hard time negotiating with Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy, though. But the Spurs boss may have a moral obligation to let Kane go this summer, which in turn, plays into the hands of Los Blancos.

That said, Real Madrid faces a major dilemma as the club have primarily targeted a 2024 move for Erling Haaland. The report makes it clear that the Spanish giants will not make any move this summer that may impact their chances of signing Haaland next year.

With that in mind, signing Kane might not be the most prudent option as the Norwegian might be put off by the competition from the English international. In that case, Real Madrid may finally end up going after a low-cost option this summer.

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Real Madrid out-of-favour defender now unlikely to leave the club



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Real Madrid missed out on the signing of Leny Yoro after deciding not to match Manchester United’s offer for the 18-year-old defender.

With the French prodigy now on his way to the Premier League, Los Blancos are assessing their options before deciding whether to sign a new centre-back or not.

As things stand, the reigning champions of Spain and Europe seem to be leaning towards relying on their existing options rather than going into the market.

Jesus Vallejo unlikely to leave

As such, MARCA reports that the likelihood of Jesus Vallejo leaving the club have now significantly reduced.

Indeed, the 27-year-old out-of-favour defender now appears more and more likely to continue at Real Madrid beyond this summer.

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Vallejo returned to the Santiago Bernabeu after finishing his loan stint at Granada during which he hardly played due to injury and fitness woes.

As such, reports suggested that Carlo Ancelotti & co. were not planning on counting on him next season, even though he was handed a new shirt number recently.

But with the Leny Yoro operation collapsing and Real Madrid not keen on recruiting anyone from the market at this point, the Spanish ace is now unlikely to leave the club.

With David Alaba still sidelined, Antonio Rudiger and Eder Militao will start the new season as the first-choice centre-back pairing and Vallejo will serve as the backup while Aurelien Tchouameni will also be an option.

Vallejo, for his part, wanted to stay put and see out his contract which expires in 2025. And, as things stand, it appears that the player will get his wish.

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