Real Madrid will be aiming for their fifth win in a row in all competitions when they take on Girona FC at Estadi Montilivi on Tuesday night.
Ahead of the game, Los Blancos have been dealt with some fitness problems as the likes of Karim Benzema and Eduardo Camavinga did not train due to minor knocks.
With manager Carlo Ancelotti releasing the squad list for the match, only Benzema is missing from the roster for the trip to Girona, with Camavinga being called up by the manager.
Apart from the French striker, defenders Ferland Mendy and David Alaba are also out with injuries and are only expected to return next month.
Meanwhile, Dani Ceballos is also out as he is suspended for the game due to an accumulation of yellow cards.
Rodrygo Goes is in the squad and is expected to feature tomorrow even though he is dealing with some illness today and missed training.
Intriguingly, though, Eden Hazard has also been axed from the squad by manager Ancelotti. It is claimed that he suffered a blow in training earlier today.
But there are call-ups for Castilla prospects like Mario Martin and Sergio Arribas.
Real Madrid the most likely destination for Kylian Mbappe with Liverpool not pushing for transfer
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?
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.