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Real Madrid table renewal offer for Ancelotti favourite, optimistic about agreement

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Amidst all the talks of Real Madrid and their pursuit of Alphonso Davies, the situation of Ferland Mendy has become a matter of intrigue.

Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has made no secret of his admiration for the French defender, often calling him the best defensive full-back in the world.

As such, it has been constantly reported that the Italian would prefer to retain the 29-year-old, irrespective of how the pursuit of Davies pans out.

But Mendy’s contract expires in 2025 and it has been reported that the Los Blancos’ board might not be in favour of a renewal and could sell him as both he and Davies cannot remain at the club.

Mendy’s renewal now a priority

Now, though, the situation seems to have flipped completely as MARCA reports that Real Madrid have made it a priority to tie Ferland Mendy down to a new contract.

A new contract proposal is already on the table and, although there is no agreement, there is harmony between the two parties and a desire to reach an agreement before the club season kicks off with the European Super Cup.

New deal incoming for Mendy. (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Ancelotti has always been clear: his desire is for the Frenchman to continue to be the first-choice left-back at Real Madrid.

In his opinion, Mendy is essential and provides balance to the team. The club have understood this and resumed negotiations to extend the agreement with the Frenchman this past spring.

In previous seasons, there was some rapprochement, but never an intensity in the negotiations to reach an agreement. But, now, there is both time and optimism in the attempt to finalise a new contract.

Fran Garcia the scapegoat?

With Real Madrid ready to renew Ferland Mendy and pursuing Alphonso Davies as well, it could possibly mean the end of the road for Fran Garcia.

The left-back returned to the club last year but lost prominence in the latter half of the season and could end up being sacrificed in the summer, especially with Bournemouth showing an interest.

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Mbappe shirt sales 450% higher than Bellingham’s as Real Madrid rake in €800,000

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Real Madrid realized one of their biggest sporting and commercial ambitions by signing Kylian Mbappe on a free transfer this summer.

Adhering faithfully to their Galacticos philosophy, signing Mbappe exemplified that the Merengues pursue not only elite talent but also renowned figures who carry global recognition.

While Mbappe has yet to play a single minute for the club, he is already busy breaking records at the club.

Mbappe’s shirt sales are through the roof

Indeed, according to El Chiringuito, within a mere day of its launch, Kylian Mbappe’s jersey sales have soared to an astounding 450% higher than those of Jude Bellingham.

Given Bellingham’s huge name in football, this impressive statistic highlights a fervent demand for the French star’s jerseys among supporters worldwide.

Moreover, the club’s online store has reaped substantial financial rewards, generating an impressive sum of €800,000 solely from the sale of Mbappe’s jerseys.

Mbappe shirt sales are through the roof. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

On top of that, they have sold more than 7,000 Mbappe shirts at the club’s physical store which will have provided further revenue boost.

Considering that the 2018 World Cup winner will don the number 9 shirt adds to the incredible demand, as several greats of the game have represented this number in the past, including Karim Benzema most recently.

Real Madrid struggling to keep up with the demand

Reports have mentioned that Real Madrid are appealing for patience from their fans as they handle the high volume of sales.

In fact, Real Madrid eventually posted a note on their website warning that delivery delays of up to 4-6 extra weeks may occur due to the great demand for Mbappe’s kits.

Tuesday, July 16 is set aside for his formal presentation at the Santiago Bernabeu, where a full house is expected to greet him, potentially with a large chunk of the fans wearing Mbappe jerseys.

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