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Real Madrid veteran expected to return to training today – report

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Real Madrid saw their 100% win record in the 2022/23 campaign come to an end on Sunday as Osasuna held them to a 1-1 draw at the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday night. As a result, Los Blancos are now trailing Barcelona in the La Liga table, albeit on goal difference.

Manager Carlo Ancelotti will be hoping for a quick correction of course when his team face Shakhtar Donetsk in the UEFA Champions League this week.

And ahead of the clash against the Ukrainian giants, Real Madrid could be handed a major injury boost as veteran midfielder is expected to return to training from today.

This claim comes from ABC (h/t Madrid Zone), who state that Modric is in line to rejoin training with the rest of the team on Monday.

The 37-year-old missed the game against CA Osasuna due to a minor hip injury he picked up on international duty with Croatia. Ancelotti insisted ahead of the weekend clash that the veteran superstar’s injury was not major and he would be returning soon.

And it is now being claimed that he could rejoin training as early as today. However, whether he will be risked for the upcoming games against Shakhtar Donetsk and Getafe remains a major question, considering that Real Madrid will play Barcelona in El Clasico in two weeks.

It was clear that Los Blancos missed Modric’s presence against Osasuna on Sunday night as they seemed to lack the fluidity of movement and the vision that he brings to the table.

And the game against Shakhtar Donetsk will be anything but easy. But whether Ancelotti decides to risk the Croatian international by rushing him back will be interesting to see.

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PSG defender could follow Kylian Mbappe to Real Madrid in the summer of 2025

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As PSG brace for the departure of Kylian Mbappe, it is set to mark a before and after in the history of the French club.

All signs point towards the 25-year-old superstar signing for Real Madrid on a free transfer, with an agreement between the two parties getting closer.

And, it may so happen that another PSG star might follow Mbappe to the Santiago Bernabeu, albeit a year later in 2025.

Hakimi could return to Real Madrid

Indeed, according to Mundo Deportivo, Achraf Hakimi could opt to leave PSG in the summer of 2025 and Real Madrid would be a likely destination for the Moroccan right-back.

Hakimi, a former Real Madrid academy graduate, has enjoyed success in Paris since joining them from Inter Milan.

However, the Moroccan international will enter the final year of his contract in 2025, with the deal expiring in 2026. And, both the player and the club could opt to part ways then if a new contract is not agreed upon.

And a return to Real Madrid could be on the cards for Hakimi. He is a player very well considered by Carlo Ancelotti.

The ex-Inter Milan man would also come to reinforce the right-back position, which currently has Dani Carvajal and Lucas Lucas Vazquez, whose contract expires at the end of the season, but could be offered a one-year extension.

Furthermore, Hakimi would be keen to return to the Spanish capital and would even be willing to reduce his current salary, which is over €10 million net. The lure of playing with Mbappe, one of his closest friends, will also be a major appealing factor.

As for Real Madrid, they need to soon find a long-term heir to Carvajal and a player like Hakimi, entering his prime years and familiar with the club could prove to be a shrewd signing.

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