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Midfield trio set to sign an extension with Real Madrid alongside the return of former player

Carlo Ancelotti will have a stacked midfield for next season

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Real Madrid’s options in the final third may appear bleak for next season, especially considering Karim Benzema and Marco Asensio’s impending exits.

With the two players very close to officially announcing their exit, the club are considering bringing back Brahim Diaz just to make up the numbers, with Mario Cortegana reporting that the player has no issues with a return.

Besides that, there will be no complications in the contract renewals of Luka Modric and Toni Kroos, and both deals are expected to be official soon.

Another player who is close to renewing his deal with the club is Dani Ceballos. The midfielder is aware that he will not have many roles this season but sees a great opportunity to start and succeed regularly after next summer.

The Spaniard reportedly had one foot outside Real Madrid earlier this week and was negotiating with clubs who offered a regular starting role. However, the Merengues‘ re-entering the scene with a revised structure changed the game and secured Ceballos’ continuity.

In 29 La Liga appearances this season including 18 starts, the 26-year-old has provided four assists. He averages one key pass per game and has created just one big chance so far in the league.

With Jude Bellingham arriving in the summer, Ancelotti will have a gold mine of options in the middle of the park next season. After all, Aurelien Tchouameni, Eduardo Camavinga, Federico Valverde, Toni Kroos, Dani Ceballos, Luka Modric, and the new signing are all capable of starting at the highest level.

All eyes will thus be on the Italian tactician come July. As Ancelotti guides his squad to the United States of America for preseason, identifying the optimal combination will be critical.

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Real Madrid’s teenage sensation to join camp on Wednesday, Brazilian core to return later

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Real Madrid enjoyed strong representation at the recently concluded European Championship and Copa America.

Dani Carvajal is the only player who returned with silverware, but it is safe to say that all the team’s stars on international duty put up displays to be proud of.

The attention now turns towards the season that lies ahead. Carlo Ancelotti and co. have already begun working ahead of the new campaign, and the internationals will begin rejoining training in the coming week, as relayed by MARCA.

The early returnees

Having suffered an early elimination in the Euro with Croatia, Luka Modric is set to return to training as early as the beginning of the coming week.

The veteran recently renewed his contract with the club and will be looking to prove that he still has it on his feet.

Modric will be available soon at Ancelotti’s disposal (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

The team’s new signing, Endrick, will join forces with Los Blancos on Wednesday as he begins a new chapter in his short, yet illustrious career so far. All eyes will be on his official signing and presentation.

Meanwhile, Arda Güler and Antonio Rudiger are expected to return to training under Ancelotti towards the end of the week.

The late entries

Players who progressed relatively deeper into the recently concluded tournaments have understandably been granted a longer vacation, and both the French and English representatives of the club enjoy that luxury.

Needless to say, no specific date has been set for their return, considering that their campaign in the Euro ran deep into July.

The team’s Copa America stars, Vinicius Jr, Rodrygo, and Eder Militão, meanwhile, will report to training on July 31st. Federico Valverde, who finished third with Uruguay, will likely enjoy a longer hiatus.

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