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Manchester United want Real Madrid veteran after failing to convince Frenkie de Jong
In a recent turn of events, Manchester United have decided to shift their attention to veteran midfielder Casemiro as they continue to fail in their pursuit of Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong.
According to a report from MARCA, Man United manager, Erik ten Hag has found himself amidst several operational issues. Apart from the obvious Cristiano Ronaldo conundrum, he cannot seems to find the right path to sign a number 6 for his new team.
While he is certain that a midfielder should ideally arrive, there aren’t many options available in the market.
Now, if what Jose Felix Diaz has written for MARCA is to be believed, a few representatives of the Premier League club are already in Madrid as they continue to assess their options before the transfer window slams shut.
United have been drifting in and out over de Jong’s speculation for a long time, and now they have made peace with the fact that the Dutchman is beyond their reach, they are considering Casemiro as a potential reinforcement.
For now, United haven’t approached Real Madrid with a formal offer as they are entangled in signing Adrien Rabiot at the moment. Once that is done, United could move to acquire Casemiro.
As far as Real Madrid are concerned, the management understands Casemiro has the confidence of Carlo Ancelotti. This can be understood by the fact that he clocked a total of 2,838 minutes last season which was more than both Luka Modric and Toni Kroos.
The only players head of him were Thibaut Courtois, Eder Militao, Vinicius Jr, David Alaba and Karim Benzema.
The situation for the new season, however, could change now that Real have Aurelien Tchouameni in their ranks, which could potentially hamper the Brazilian’s game time and thus give Man United the edge they are looking for.
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Brazilian national team ‘dreaming’ of working with Ancelotti – Romano
According to Fabrizio Romano, the Brazilian national team are ‘dreaming’ of appointing Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti as their next manager.
The Selecao decided to part ways with Tite after the team underdelivered in the FIFA World Cup 2022. Ramon Menezes has taken charge of the senior team for the time being until a permanent appointment is made.
And, the Brazil Football Confederation is clear about who their preferred target is. Ancelotti has been heavily linked with the South American nation in recent months and comments from players like Ederson, Rodrygo Goes and Vinicius Jr have only served to further fuel the rumours.
Now, Romano is claiming that Brazil dream of naming Ancelotti as their manager and are hoping that he will be parting ways with Real Madrid at the end of the season.
As far as the situation at the club is concerned, Romano states that Real Madrid are working hard to protect Ancelotti from external pressure as they want him to remain focused on winning the UEFA Champions League this season.
The Italian tactician remains in 100% control of the team at the moment and the club are trying to shield him from external factors.
However, at the same time, trophies are a must at a club of this stature and hence, Romano adds that Real Madrid have a potential list of candidates to take over.
Thomas Tuchel was among the names on the list, but has signed for Bayern Munich. Raul Gonzalez, currently in charge of the Castilla team, is also being looked at along with former Tottenham and PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino.
As of now, Ancelotti remains in control of things at Real Madrid and any decision on his future will only be made at the end of the season. And, Brazil are lying in wait to pounce if an opportunity to sign the Italian manager presents itself.