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Official: Real Madrid squad for the UCL final against Liverpool



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The final game of the regular season is upon us as Real Madrid and Liverpool lock horns in the UEFA Champions League final. A replay of the 2018 final, fans can expect a lot of fireworks, especially given how the rest of the campaign has fared for both clubs.

Ahead of the mouth-watering clash, Carlo Ancelotti has announced the squad that will travel to Paris for the game. And for the first time this season, Real Madrid have the entire first-team at their disposal.

Eden Hazard returned to action earlier this month, playing 25 minutes against Cadiz in a 1-1 draw. Gareth Bale, too, is back in the squad after not playing for the team in over a month.

In midfield, the scintillating trifecta of Luka Modric, Toni Kroos, and Casemiro will be in action, supplemented by Federico Valverde, Eduardo Camavinga, and Dani Ceballos.

This will likely be Marcelo’s final game in the white of Real Madrid, and as such, could get some minutes off the bench. All four centre-backs in David Alaba, Eder Militao, Nacho Fernandez, and Jesus Vallejo travel, too.

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Real Madrid the most likely destination for Kylian Mbappe with Liverpool not pushing for transfer



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Journalist Florian Plettenberg has affirmed that despite Liverpool’s continued interest, Real Madrid remain the most realistic destination for Kylian Mbappe either for next year or the year after that.

As far as PSG are concerned, the Ligue 1 champions are totally relaxed over the drama as they are now financially secure for his possible departure. Nonetheless, Liverpool are not at all pushing for the player which leaves Real Madrid as the only team as suitors. 

Mbappe has declined an extension offer from PSG, as his current deal is set to expire in 2024 and the 24-year-old forward seems poised to determine his future destination sooner rather than later.

As for Real Madrid, while they have denied holding any talks with the 2018 FIFA World Cup winner, the interest in him has always been there as he remains one of the club’s main targets for 2024.

One last attempt for Mbappe?

Kylian Mbappe is likely to leave PSG in 2024 (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)

Real Madrid have been chasing Mbappe since 2021 and while there have been instances when he almost joined, the move has always failed to materialise for some reason.

Last year, he ended up signing a new contract and this year, as he looked certain to leave PSG, a sudden change of heart saw him stay put. Now, there are going to be some repercussions of his continued ignorance.

These repercussions Mbappe will experience if rejects Madrid once again as it is said that the team from the Spanish capital is fed up with playing this game and if the move fails next summer, the door for Mbappe will be closed forever.

On the contrary, Plettenberg reports that it is not a matter of if for Mbappe, but a matter of when.

So even if they somehow miss out on his acquisition this summer, they will be able to sign him in 2025 as they are currently the only team running for his signature.

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