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Real Madrid duo not in Ancelotti’s plans, placed on transfer list – report

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As Real Madrid focuses on the departure front, it has become increasingly important for Carlo Ancelotti to identify players whom he does not count upon. This is not only essential in order to facilitate more signings but also to lighten the wage bill.

According to reports from MARCA, Los Blancos have placed Mariano Diaz and Alvaro Odriozola on the transfer market. The manager does not count on either player for the upcoming season and sees them as saleable.

Mariano has barely seen playing time since his arrival to the club in 2018. The highest number of league games the striker participated in was 16 in the 2020-21 season, and that too fell to a meagre nine games last season.

Since his arrival four years ago, the 28-year-old has only scored six goals in La Liga. Needless to say, the manager feels that the likes of Borja Mayoral can provide a better output, but even he is looking at an exit to Getafe.

Meanwhile, Odriozola only returned from his loan spell at Fiorentina last month. In 25 league starts for the Serie A side, he scored one goal and provided one assist. Defensively, he oversaw just three clean sheets and recorded less than four defensive actions per game.

Daniel Carvajal and Lucas Vasquez have proven to be reliable at right-back in recent seasons. Given the latter’s phenomenal adaptation to his new role, Odriozola is seen as a surplus by the club.

It remains to be seen if the players leave on a loan deal or a permanent transfer. Regardless, the club will push for their departure in either form.

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Video – Barcelona fans chant ‘Vinicius d*e’ ahead of their UCL clash

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In what is starting to become an alarmingly common occurrence, a set of Barcelona fans were spotted hurling abusive chants towards Real Madrid superstar Vinicius Jr.

Barça will be facing PSG in the UEFA Champions League quarterfinal today in less than an hour and in the lead-up to the game, a section of the Catalans’ supporters were seen chanting “Vinicius, die” on the streets.

It is not the first time this has happened, with Vinicius being constantly targeted by not only Barcelona fans but supporters of a number of other La Liga clubs.

In fact, last month, Barcelona fans were seen hurling the same chants before their UEFA Champions League Round of 16 tie against Napoli.

The same had happened outside Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys in Montjuic prior to the Clasico in October last year.

Moreover, this past weekend, a Mallorca fan at Son Moix directed racist abuse towards Vinicius’ Real Madrid teammate, Aurelien Tchouameni.

It is shocking and embarrassing that these incidents continue to occur. It remains to be seen if any action is taken by the concerned authorities against those involved.

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