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Carlo Ancelotti responds to rumours of Mbappe to Real Madrid in January



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Over the past 24 hours, the rumour mill has been going wild with speculations about Kylian Mbappe wanting to leave Paris Saint-Germain at the earliest possible.

Even though PSG director Luis Campos has denied any such development, it seems like the 23-year-old French superstar is unsettled and unhappy at Parc des Princes and is already pushing for a separation of ways, just five months after he signed a lucrative contract.

And, it has also been claimed that the 2018 FIFA World Cup winner desires to join Real Madrid, even though he had snubbed the Merengues in favour of a new contract at the French capital club.

Contradicting reports are emerging on Real Madrid’s stance on the matter, with some publications saying that Los Blancos are favourites to land Mbappe while others claim that Florentino Perez & co. want nothing to do with the French international.

Following the Spanish and European champions’ 1-1 draw against Shakhtar Donetsk in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday night, a journalist from Canal+ asked manager Carlo Ancelotti if he sees Mbappe arriving at Real Madrid in the January transfer window.

In response, the Italian tactician said (h/t Canal+): “Let’s stay serious, please! You are brave to ask me that. I don’t have to answer.”

At one point earlier this year, Mbappe looked certain to join Real Madrid from PSG on a free transfer, with his contract expiring. However, the Frenchman made a last-minute swerve and signed a bumper new contract with the French club, leaving Los Blancos red-faced.

But, with his situation in Parc des Princes said to be unstable, it will certainly be interesting to see if Real Madrid consider rekindling their interest in Mbappe or whether they have closed the book on that matter for good.

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Atletico Madrid ‘approach’ Real Madrid, Arsenal midfield target over summer move



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According to AS, Atletico Madrid have made the first approach for Celta Vigo midfielder Gabri Veiga, who has also been linked heavily with a move to Real Madrid and Arsenal.

The 20-year-old midfielder has emerged as one of the most exciting young prospects in Spanish football this season, having already netted nine goals in La Liga.

It has alerted a series of top-level clubs, with the likes of Real Madrid, Arsenal, Liverpool and Atletico Madrid all being linked with the youngster, who has a €40 million release clause in his contract with Celta.

Real Madrid are in the market for midfield reinforcements and have identified Jude Bellingham as their top target, but Veiga is also said to be on the agenda at the Santiago Bernabeu

However, recently, the Galician club’s president confirmed that there had been contact from clubs in England, but stated that Real Madrid had made no approach.

On top of that, a report from MARCA quoted a club source saying that they were not contemplating signing the 20-year-old.

Amidst this, it has now emerged that Atletico Madrid have made an approach towards signing Veiga from Celta Vigo in the summer transfer window.

The Rojiblancos are also in the market for new midfielders amid question marks over the futures of Saul Niguez and Geoffrey Kondogbia.

While Diego Simeone’s side have taken a first step, the report indicates that Veiga, in case of the absence of interest from Real Madrid, would prefer to join Arsenal.

So, the Colchoneros will need to put in efforts to convince the 20-year-old to choose them over a move to the Premier League club come summer if they are serious about adding the talented youngster to their roster for next season.

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