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Former Real Madrid manager would be open to Bernabeu return if approach is made

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The Copa de Rey final wins goes a long way in assuring Carlo Ancelotti of a further season at Real Madrid. Glory on the European front, meanwhile, would rule out any speck of doubt over the matter and give the administration complete trust in the Italian.

However, the agreement to continue depends on both parties. While there may be complete clearance on Los Blancos’ side, uncertainty will continue to look until Ancelotti commits completely to another season.

The manager has repeatedly reiterated in his press conferences that he wishes to see out his contract at the club. However, the administration’s poor handling of his situation and the offer from the Brazilian National Team are two factors that could push him towards the exit door.

According to reports from Fabrice Hawkins, Jose Mourinho could be an option to take over in such a situation. The Portuguese tactician may have rejected Chelsea’s approach earlier this month but is said to be willing to accept offers from either Real Madrid or PSG.

Mourinho was the man on the sidelines at the Santiago Bernabeu between 2010-2013 and won three trophies in that duration – the Copa del Rey, La Liga and the Spanish Super Cup.

His three-year spell at the club did not end pleasantly as his relations with the players, fans and media hit rock bottom for a number of reasons. That said, it remains to be seen if the administration at Real Madrid are willing to talk over a return.

The 60-year-old currently manages AS Roma and has overseen 103 games for the Italian outfit. Of that, his side have won 53 while losing 29. Under his tutelage, the club won the UEFA Conference League in 2022 and thus ended their trophy drought that began in 2007-08.

A return might not be considered at this moment though, with Real Madrid and Ancelotti looking set to continue their partnership for another year at least.

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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.

Set to stay. (Photo by Angel Martinez/Getty Images)

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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