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Real Madrid listening to offers for Spanish duo – report

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Carlo Ancelotti’s second spell at Real Madrid has seen a sharp demarcation of roles to players. The manager has maintained faith in several players as undisputed starters, but an equal number have seen out the entire ninety minutes on the bench consistently.

As the club look to offload players as part of the summer transfer plans, it is the latter group who are unsurprisingly targeted. Dani Ceballos and Marco Asensio find themselves on the market this summer.

According to reports from MARCA, Los Blancos are listening to offers for the Spanish duo.

After signing Aurelien Tchouameni, Ceballos is seen as a surplus in the current setup, and Madrid could use the funds from his transfer to reinforce other departments.

Meanwhile, while Asensio was certainly in Ancelotti’s plans last season, an agreement over a renewal seems a distant possibility.

Asensio had constant opportunities to prove his worth in the last season but failed to grab his chances. The club were said to be willing to renew his deal but refuse to offer him a pay-raise with the new deal.

Meanwhile, Ceballos played just 11 league games for his club last season. In his 275 minutes of action, he failed to make any goal contributions.

The club favour a departure for the midfielder but are under no pressure to sell. Needless to say, no hasty decision will be taken.

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Ancelotti devises plan to prepare Real Madrid defensive ace for Bayern Munich clash

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Eder Militao has charted a remarkable recovery to return from an ACL injury he suffered on the first day of the 2023/24 season.

The Brazilian international came back to action in late March, featuring for a couple of minutes against Athletic Club – the very team against whom he had sustained the injury.

Following that, the centre-back has also featured sparingly in games against Mallorca and Manchester City, although he is yet to start a game.

Ancelotti has plan for Militao

Now, AS reports that Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has devised a plan for Militao to be ready to go when the team face Bayern Munich later this month in the UEFA Champions League semifinal first leg.

Militao is expected to play an important role in the Champions League semi-finals. The coaching staff is counting on him to reinforce the team’s defensive capabilities.

The first phase of his reintegration into the dynamics of the competition, which was more psychological than physical, has already been completed.

Ancelotti has a plan for Militao. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Ancelotti, who has now drawn up a special plan to give him minutes in order to get him ready (physically) for the semi-finals.

First Militao will be used in the Clásico today, depending on how the game goes. Then against Real Sociedad next week, on this occasion, the Brazilian could even likely be a starter.

At centre-back or right-back

Militao will have options to play against Bayern Munich in the centre of defence, alongside Antonio Rudiger, but also at right-back, as Dani Carvajal will miss the game because he picked up his third yellow card of the season at the Etihad.

It will all depend on how the Brazilian performs in the two remaining games against Barça and Real Sociedad before the UCL semi-final first leg on 30 April.

For the second leg, on 8 May, at the Bernabeu, Militao will compete on equal terms with the rest of the back four. There will be one more game between the two contests, against Cadiz, for him to get minutes. That’s what Ancelotti is counting on with the Brazilian.

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