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Real Madrid winger will sign new contract amid Premier League, Serie A interest



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In a major development, Guillermo Rai of The Athletic is reporting that Real Madrid winger Marco Asensio will sign a new contract and prolong his stay at the club beyond this season.

Asensio, 27, is one among several first-team players whose contract expires at the end of the ongoing campaign. Talks over an extension have been taking place for a while now but an agreement has yet to be reached.

It gave way to speculation that the two parties were not seeing eye to eye when it came to the matter of Asensio’s salary. It had been reported that the winger was seeking a bigger pay packet than the one that was being offered to him.

However, as per the latest update from The Athletic, Asensio is set to sign the renewal agreement and remain a Real Madrid player beyond this term.

“We will come to an agreement,” a source involved in the negotiations said to The Athletic.

It is further reported that manager Carlo Ancelotti played a key role in Asensio’s potential renewal, as he constantly kept pushing the club to offer the Spaniard a new contract.

It is believed that the former RCD Mallorca winger’s new deal will run up until 2027 or 2028.

“With Real Madrid, if the player is relatively young, the length of renewals are usually like that,” the same inside source, as above, told The Athletic.

However, the report does mention that while the duration of the deal is being negotiated, an agreement on Asensio’s wages is yet to be reached.

Despite this, though, the Spaniard’s intention has always been to stay at Real Madrid. The 27-year-old is attracting interest from an unnamed Premier League club while Serie A giants AC Milan and Juventus are also interested.

But, Asensio is firm on his stance about wanting to continue at Real Madrid and intends to sign a renewal once the final details of the deal are ironed out.

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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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