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Former Real Madrid manager would be open to Bernabeu return if approach is made
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 plan to hold talks with Chelsea over €60 million-rated German international
Kai Havertz has emerged as the latest target for Real Madrid as they look to beef up the attacking unit ahead of the new season.
The club are bracing themselves for the loss of Marco Asensio, who is reportedly closing in on a move to Paris Saint-Germain. Even Dani Ceballos is facing an uncertain future at Santiago Bernabeu, though the club are making a last-gasp effort to keep hold of the midfielder.
In order to mitigate the losses, Real Madrid are planning to bring in a new attacker, with Havertz emerging as a potential candidate.
According to Fabrizio Romano, Real Madrid’s plan is to hold talks with Chelsea in the next few weeks, over the possibility of Havertz’s move to the Bernabeu.
The Premier League giants seek good money for the German international, but do not consider him ‘untouchable’. The player, after all, has endured a difficult season, where his productivity has been questioned.
The former Bayer Leverkusen starlet has netted seven goals in the Premier League this past season, but the number could have easily breached the 15 mark if the forward had successfully converted most of his chances.
Chelsea, therefore, are ready to offload the German ahead of the new season. The Blues had signed the young playmaker in the summer of 2020, for an astounding €80 million. But the move has not paid off at all, with the player scoring just 32 goals in 139 appearances.
Chelsea are now keen on recouping some of that investment by asking big money for Havertz this summer. Real Madrid, for their part, are not exactly clear how much they should spend on the German, but they appear ready to take the gamble on the player.