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Real Madrid ‘bored’ with Kylian Mbappe transfer scenario, will not focus on him

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After pursuing him for a fair few years now, Real Madrid are reportedly bored with Kylian Mbappe’s transfer scenario, as per MARCA. They will not pay attention to him unless he publicly expresses his desire to leave.

Madrid understand that while Mbappe is a fan of their club and will likely eventually end up in the Spanish capital, they also know that they cannot force the move right now, especially with PSG’s financial power backing his stay.

The Frenchman was incredibly close to joining Madrid at the end of last season on a free transfer. The move was reportedly all but official, but Mbappe decided to renew his contract with Paris until 2025.

He was reportedly granted powers beyond the pitch as well, including retention of image rights and a say in the club’s transfer policies.

As PSG crashed out of the Champions League again this season against Bayern Munich, the rumours of Mbappe’s move to Madrid fueled up again.

However, a movement this big is not expected at the Santiago Bernabeu at the end of this season. They know PSG will not make this transfer easy at all, and Madrid will have to shell out a football record fee to sign him.

Karim Benzema has been struggling with injuries and form this season, and with age catching up to him, Madrid might want to seek out replacements immediately.

Mbappe is still their first choice to replace Benzema in the long-term, with Goncalo Ramos and Richarlison the backup plans. Any move, though, depends on the World Cup winner himself.

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Real Madrid youngster to have a more prominent role next season – report

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In a recent report by Manu de Juan in AS, it has been revealed that Arda Guler is expected to play a significant role for Carlo Ancelotti’s Real Madrid next season, despite ongoing rumours connecting him to Liverpool

Currently, Carlo Ancelotti has five key players listed on the club’s official website: Kylian Mbappe, Vinícius Jr, Rodrygo, Brahim Diaz, and Endrick. However, Guler is an additional player who is likely to make a substantial impact next season.

In fact, it is said that the Turkish teenager is set to be Ancelotti’s versatile player for the 2024-25 season. His adaptability is a major asset as he can play in various positions, including as a central or attacking midfielder, a right winger, or even as a forward. 

His recent performance in the European Championship highlighted his capabilities, where he scored one of the tournament’s standout goals. This versatility makes him a valuable addition to the squad.

Ancelotti has clear plans for Guler

Ancelotti has indicated in the past that he sees Guler’s primary role as a forward. However, the coach is not hesitant to use him in a midfield role when needed. 

Arda Guler will have more prominence next season at Real Madrid. (Photo by PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP via Getty Images)

This flexibility will be crucial, especially with changes in the team’s lineup. With Toni Kroos having left and Aurelien Tchouameni expected to play more as a centre-back, there will be a need for additional midfield options.

Despite his potential, there are concerns about Guler’s physicality and his ability to cover extensive ground on the field. Ancelotti has acknowledged these limitations, noting that Guler needs to improve his defensive positioning and overall physical endurance. 

The coach has mentioned that Guler is already working on these areas, aiming to overcome these challenges.

Meanwhile, during one of the celebrations at Cibeles, Ancelotti hinted at Guler’s increased involvement in the upcoming season. He described Guler as a “very interesting boy,” suggesting that the young player will have more opportunities to showcase his skills. 

This implies that fans can expect to see a lot more of Guler in action, making him a player to watch closely in the next season.

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