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Real Madrid about to reach total agreement with French defensive midfielder – report



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With every passing day, Aurelien Tchouameni seems to be getting closer and closer to being announced as Real Madrid’s latest signing. One cannot think of too many other instances when negotiations over a transfer moved with such speed.

According to reports from Santi Aouna of Foot Mercato, Real Madrid and AS Monaco are close to reaching a total agreement over the player’s move to the Santiago Bernabeu.

Los Blancos already have a verbal agreement in place with the youngster, and the successful negotiations with his team mean that the official announcement could be just days away.

Yesterday, Real Madrid midfielder Eduardo Camavinga was asked about the possibility of his compatriot joining him at the club level. The French international replied in the positive and said that he had spoken with Tchouameni.

“I hope Tchouaméni is coming to Madrid, I’ve already spoken to him. Let’s see what happens in the next few days.”

Tchouaméni has reportedly told his teammates days ago about his decision and priority to join Real Madrid. His determination to don white has effectively ruled out top European sides like Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain from the race to sign him.

The transfer fee is speculated to be in the €80 million ballpark with bonuses and add-ons excluded. The massive price tag could put a lot of pressure on the midfielder, and it remains to be seen if Ancelotti uses him as a starter or off the bench next season.

Tchouameni is one of the world’s most promising talents in defensive midfield and the statistics back him. He averages three interceptions, 2.5 tackles, a clearance and seven duels won per ninety minutes.

Moreover, his ability to play as both a single and a double pivot makes him a versatile addition to Ancelotti’s arsenal.

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Real Madrid retain total confidence in Carlo Ancelotti despite derby disaster – report



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Sunday night was a disappointing one for Real Madrid as they succumbed to a 3-1 defeat to arch-rivals Atletico Madrid in the Madrid derby at the Civitas Metropolitano.

The Merengues suffered their first defeat of the 2023/24 season as former striker Alvaro Morata scored a brace for the Rojiblancos while Antoine Griezmann was also on target.

Real Madrid might be feeling aggrieved by some of the calls made by the referee on the night but they were just not good enough to secure all three points at the Metropolitano.

Real Madrid retain full confidence in Ancelotti

Despite the disappointing performance and outcome, Real Madrid retain their full and total confidence in manager Carlo Ancelotti, reports Jose Felix Diaz (via RM4Arab).

There had been question marks about the team selection made by the manager for the derby against Atletico Madrid.

After all, the Italian opted to bench Joselu from the starting XI to bring in Luka Modric and shift the tactics.

Aurelien Tchouameni was also left out despite being one of the team’s strongest performers this season with Toni Kroos being preferred.

The Real Madrid hierarchy wishes for the manager to trust the next-gen midfield for the big games but Ancelotti’s selection indicated that he is still not ready to do so.

Despite there being some differences, the board retains full confidence in Ancelotti.

Ancelotti accepts blame for defeat

It was a disappointing performance from Real Madrid in their biggest test of the 2023/24 season so far and speaking after the match, manager Ancelotti accepted the blame for the outcome.

“Maybe I could have done it better. It’s pretty clear. When the team doesn’t do what it has to do, it’s my responsibility. It’s my fault,” Ancelotti said.

With the game done and dusted, Real Madrid now turn their focus towards producing a strong comeback when they face Las Palmas later this week.

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