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Real Madrid offered the chance to sign €80 million-rated Juventus forward
Real Madrid are bracing themselves for a busy summer ahead as they look to not only sign a new players but also sanction the exit of current stars who have no future at Santiago Bernabeu.
The departures should pave the way for Real Madrid to make way for newer players. A recent report from El Debate has offered a comprehensive list of players who are in contention to join Los Blancos next season and among them is Dusan Vlahovic.
It appears Juventus’ complicated situation in the Serie A will force them to offload the top Serbian forward next season, and as per the report, the player has already told his agent that he wants to join Real Madrid in the summer.
Juventus are indeed in a perilous position. They are currently dawdling in the second half of the league table after Serie A deducted 15 points over transfer dealings. It essentially means the Bianconeri are unlikely to play in the Champions League next season.
This should pave the way for Vlahovic to leave Allianz Stadium. The Serbian has netted 16 goals in 37 matches since joining Juventus a year ago. Known for his strength and positional ability, it appears the youngster is now pressing for a move to Real Madrid next season.
From a sporting perspective, Vlahovic will likely serve as a long-term replacement for Karim Benzema. However, it remains to be seen whether Real Madrid end up making a move for the Serbian, who is certainly not the best striker available in the market right now, considering the success the likes of Vinicius and Rodrygo have had in recent years.
Indeed, the Whites have been linked with several other top-class options including Erling Haaland of Manchester City, who could be available in 2024 through a release clause. Real Madrid may also opt to go after a reliable lesser-known individual.
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51-year-old manager the ‘clear favourite’ to succeed Ancelotti at Real Madrid – report
With there being uncertainty surrounding the future of Carlo Ancelotti at Real Madrid, it seems like Los Blancos have identified the ideal candidate to succeed the Italian if he leaves.
Indeed, according to TyC Sports in Argentina, former PSG and Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino is the clear favourite to replace Ancelotti once he moves on from Real Madrid.
The 51-year-old tactician is currently unattached after having been let go of by PSG last summer. And, he could now make a sensational return to management with Real Madrid.
Ancelotti has a contract with the Merengues until the summer of 2024. But, his future is not entirely secure at this point as the current champions of Spain and Europe are losing the La Liga title race to Barcelona while they are also hanging by a thread in Copa del Rey.
Unless the 63-year-old leads Real Madrid to a major trophy this term, an exit could be on the cards. And, the Brazilian national team are lying in wait to swoop him away if such a scenario materialises.
Several names such as Raul Gonzalez, Zinedine Zidane, Julian Nagelsmann, and Xabi Alonso have been linked with the Real Madrid job if Ancelotti leaves.
But, now it is being claimed that Pochettino has emerged as the frontrunner to take over from the Italian tactician. The 51-year-old is understood to be president Florentino Perez’s most favourite candidate and is seen as a perfect fit at Real Madrid.
Pochettino had the chance of taking over at Real Madrid in the past but could not secure a release from Tottenham. Now, though, he is unattached and has reportedly even rejected a chance to rejoin Spurs as he is ready to wait until the summer for Real Madrid.
The report also suggests that Pochettino has previously rejected the likes of Ajax, Chelsea, Belgium national team and Brazil as well as he continues to wait for an approach from Los Blancos at the end of the season.