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Real Madrid defender wants to stay despite Ancelotti not counting on him – report

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Real Madrid have parted ways with four players already this summer, which included two out-of-favour stars in the form of Eden Hazard and Mariano Diaz. And the Spanish capital outfit wish to offload more players that do not belong in manager Carlo Ancelotti’s plans.

Alvaro Odriozola is one such star who does not feature in Ancelotti’s scheme of things and is ‘definitely’ headed for the exit doors.

Now, Carrusel Deportivo is reporting that along with Odriozola, Jesus Vallejo is another player that Ancelotti does not count on for the next season and Real Madrid wish to sell him. However, the centre-back is not keen to leave and wants to continue at the club.

Vallejo has been a Real Madrid player since 2015 but has spent most of his time away on temporary spells, having had stints at Real Zaragoza, Eintracht Frankfurt, Wolves, and Granada.

The 26-year-old has been at Real Madrid for the past couple of campaigns but has hardly played under Ancelotti.

The Spaniard finds himself behind Eder Militao, David Alaba, Antonio Rudiger, and Nacho Fernandez in the pecking order of things at the Santiago Bernabeu, which means he is only used as a late substitute or in matches where not much is at stake.

Ancelotti is understood to have made it clear to the player that he does not count on him. But, even then, Vallejo does not contemplate the possibility of a departure and wishes to continue as a Real Madrid player, with his contract still having two years left.

It is certainly a tricky situation for Los Blancos, as Vallejo’s departure would generate some sort of income and lighten their wage bill even if not by much. Given that all the departures this summer have been on free transfers, a sale for a fee would be welcome.

But with the defender reluctant to leave, only time will tell whether Real Madrid can convince him to change his mind.

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Multiple Real Madrid legends set to attend Kylian Mbappe’s presentation – report

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With the major international tournaments all wrapped up, Real Madrid fans can finally realize their dream of witnessing Kylian Mbappe take his first steps in the Santiago Bernabeu.

After much anticipation, the Frenchman’s signing was officially announced by the Merengues right after the UEFA Champions League final.

Now, the moment for his presentation is edging closer, and Real Madrid intends to make it a grand occasion befitting his talents.

Real Madrid have invited multiple legends

Indeed, according to Rodra several Real Madrid legends have been personally invited to attend Kylian Mbappe’s highly anticipated presentation at the Bernabeu tomorrow.

Their presence highlights the significance of this moment, celebrating the arrival of one of football’s brightest talents to the illustrious ranks of Real Madrid.

The player’s presentation, which is expected to be a huge event at Santiago Bernabeu on July 16th, was announced by the administration just under a week ago.

Mbappe will be presented as a Real Madrid player tomorrow. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images)

The 2018 World Cup winner is the first new recruit to be presented at the Santiago Bernabeu following complete renovations and thus the club aims to mark it as a special occasion.

In order to make it a memorable event, the Merengues have big plans for the presentation tomorrow.

Indeed, Mbappe will make a grand entrance at the Bernabeu, walking along a specially installed catwalk from the changing room exit to a stage set up at the North end of the stadium.

Full-house expected

All tickets for Kylian Mbappe’s presentation have been completely sold out, with not a single seat remaining, not even in the remotest corners of the venue.

Within just under 2 hours, all tickets for the event sold out, including the premium VIP seats. Priority was naturally given to club members and season ticket holders.

And now it appears some of the most iconic players from Real Madrid’s history will also be present to watch the event unfold.

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