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Carlo Ancelotti tells Real Madrid he wants Harry Kane; Jude Bellingham discussed at transfer meeting

Carlo Ancelotti tells Real Madrid he wants Harry Kane; Jude Bellingham discussed at transfer meeting

At a crucial meeting to discuss transfers, Real Madrid head coach Carlo Ancelotti informed the club’s board that he wants to buy Tottenham attacker Harry Kane.

The club’s president Florentino Perez and general manager Jose Angel Sanchez joined Ancelotti at the Valdebebas training facility on Thursday, according to The Athletic, to discuss the club’s redevelopment this summer and beyond.

Ancelotti requested that Kane strengthen his offensive for the upcoming season, according to sources acquainted with the conversation who preferred to remain anonymous to protect personal connections.

Despite problems, the board assured Ancelotti that they would attempt to make that happen. Manchester United’s longtime interest has been previously reported by The Athletic, but it is unclear whether Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy would approve a trade. Although Tottenham does not want to let Kane leave, his contract expires in the summer of 2019 and he is eligible to sign a free transfer.

Ancelotti responded when questioned about Kane on Saturday: “I have always said that Kane is a great player, but he plays for Tottenham, and we have to respect the player and Tottenham.”

At the time of the meeting, it was widely believed that Real forward Karim Benzema would leave the club after receiving a substantial offer from Saudi Arabia, but the team is still waiting for clarification on Benzema’s plans.

Jude Bellingham’s possible acquisition was also reviewed on Thursday, with a suggested transfer being seen as being on the correct track. Talks between Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund are still ongoing.

Three new hires are already thought to have been made: Joselu Mato, who is anticipated to replace Mariano due to favorable circumstances following Espanyol’s relegation, Fran Garcia, who was acquired from Rayo Vallecano in January for €5 million, Brahim Diaz, who is anticipated to extend his contract until 2027, and The Athletic.

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The Athletic has been informed by unnamed Espanyol sources that Real Madrid have not yet made an official bid for Joselu. The sources spoke on the condition of anonymity to protect their relationships. The striker may move on loan if the club interested in him pays 100% of his wage, but Espanyol will have the last word due to their relegation.

Although the club has no need to sell, the strong ties between Real Madrid and Espanyol may make it easier to complete the trade, which might include Real Madrid players.

The topic of contract extensions and future exits was also covered. Toni Kroos and Luka Modric have agreed to extensions, but Mariano Diaz is scheduled to leave the team because he has not yet received a proposal for a new contract.

Marco Asensio is about to sign a free transfer agreement with Paris Saint-Germain, despite Ancelotti’s wishes for him to remain. Asensio has stated he wants more playing time and believes that if Bellingham moves in and Federico Valverde is used in attack, the upcoming season would be even more challenging.

Regarding Nacho and Dani Ceballos, questions continue. Both contracts have received proposals to extend them through June 30.

Ceballos is content with the club’s most recent offer in terms of money and years, but he wants to take the initiative and is afraid of midfield competition.

Ferland Mendy is up for sale despite having a contract that runs through 2025 and his entourage claiming he wants to stay.

The predicament of Andriy Lunin is also difficult. But this week at Valdebebas, the Ukrainian said he was eager to remain where he was. His resignation was advised by Real’s coaching staff, who also compiled a list of potential replacements.

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Even if Alvaro Ordiozola’s contract is up in 2024, Eden Hazard is free to go this summer.

Ancelotti’s continued employment was fully confirmed at the beginning of the meeting on Thursday, as was revealed on Friday, and the Italian was given encouragement for his efforts despite rumors about the Brazil position.

On Sunday, Real Madrid will play Athletic Bilbao in the league’s championship game.

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