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Real Madrid president sees 41-year-old club legend as the ideal Ancelotti replacement



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A lot has been said about the future of Carlo Ancelotti this year. The Italian was almost destined to leave Real Madrid following back-to-back defeats to Barcelona.

However, recent reports suggest Ancelotti may remain at Real Madrid next season following the club’s strong showing in the Champions League and the Copa Del Rey.

But nothing has been confirmed just yet and there are still uncertainties over the future of the former AC Milan boss. To that end, SportBILD has suggested Real Madrid boss Florentino Perez is still scouring the market for options, in case Ancelotti leaves the club.

As per the report, one option Perez likes the most is Xabi Alonso. The former Real Madrid midfielder has been enjoying immense success since being appointed as the Bayer Leverkusen head coach.

Although Leverkusen are not in the fray for the top-four race, Alonso has driven the team to success, building a solid foundation and installing a tactical identity that has made Leverkusen a team to beat in the Bundesliga.

The report suggests Florentino Perez considers Alonso as an ‘ideal’ replacement for Ancelotti, should he leave the club at the end of the season.

Being a former Real Madrid player, the Spaniard is well aware of the dynamics and style of play at Santiago Bernabeu. He also exudes confidence and respect among peers, making him an excellent candidate for a team like Real Madrid.

With Zinedine Zidane’s return taking a complicated turn Alonso could indeed prove to be a manager worth keeping an eye on, as Real Madrid wait till the season’s end before they evaluate the future of Carlo Ancelotti. An exciting summer awaits both parties.

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Ancelotti-favourite defender will leave Real Madrid if club signs 23-year-old ace



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With Kylian Mbappe’s signing now a completed objective, Real Madrid turn to what was always considered the second most critical operation of this summer – Alphonso Davies.

The Canadian full-back has been on Los Blancos’ radar for a while now, but with his contract with Bayern Munich running until 2025, his signing is seen to be a tad bit more complicated.

The Bavarians’ firm stance that they wish to persist with the speedster, needless to say, has only made the objective more complicated for Los Blancos.

No room for three

Despite Bayern Munich’s repeated advances towards Davies in recent weeks, Real Madrid are firm that they will attempt to sign the player this summer.

In light of the Canadian full-back’s possible arrival, Cadena SER reveals that Ferland Mendy will almost certainly leave Real Madrid if Davies’ signing is pulled off.

Carlo Ancelotti is clear that he has no room for three left-backs in his squad. One of Fran Garcia and Mendy must thus leave the Spanish capital in such a scenario and the Frenchman is better placed on that front.

Ferland Mendy (L) could leave Real Madrid if Davies arrives.. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

Mendy’s current deal in Madrid runs out next year and the player has been informed that a decision over his future at the club will be taken shortly.

On track with Davies

The Spanish outlet also reveal that the Canadian speedster rejected an offer from Bayern Munich in recent hours and that his departure from the Bavarian capital is not ruled out.

Bayern Munich demand a sum of €50 million for the dynamic full-back. Real Madrid, however, have set a spending limit of €30 million for the youngster and will not exceed that sum in any scenario.

Vincent Kompany’s men thus have a critical decision to make, for allowing Davies to run down the final year on his deal may well back-fire as did the case of Kylian Mbappe with PSG.

Real Madrid, as it stands, appear to be in the driver’s seat.

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