“No comments,” Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti EVADES question on Kylian Mbappe transfer talks

Real Madrid might have to battle with Liverpool for Mbappe.


“No comments,” Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti EVADES question on Kylian Mbappe transfer talks

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti refused to comment on Mbappe's potential transfer to the club. (Image via EuroSport and Goal.com)

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti in a recent conversation with the media, tactfully avoided addressing queries about PSG forward Kylian Mbappe‘s potential transfer to the club. Madrid has long admired the Frenchman and appears well-placed to sign him once his contract expires in July 2024.

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Since 2017, Real Madrid and Kylian Mbappe have been in a prolonged saga. He signed for around €180 million, making him the most expensive teenager and second most expensive footballer. Last season, despite the expectation that the saga would end with Mbappe’s PSG contract expiring, he surprised everyone by staying another year. Nevertheless, Madrid, led by president Florentino Perez, is still determined to secure Mbappe on a free transfer next season.

Los Blancos coach Carlo Ancelotti, having recently extended his contract with the club until 2026, addressed reporters before Madrid’s match against Mallorca. He discussed the return of various injured players, his contract extension, and the transfer plans for this winter. When questioned about Kylian Mbappe, Ancelotti skilfully avoided the topic, stating he wouldn’t discuss players not on the team.

Mbappé to Real Madrid? I’m not going to touch this subject. I’m not gonna comment about this topic. No comment, you should know we don’t speak about it.

The Italian manager made it clear that he wouldn’t touch upon the subject of Mbappe potentially joining the Spanish club, hinting at the denial of any ongoing negotiations between the player and the manager.

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Moreover, the Los Blancos manager denied rumors about the club wanting to buy a new center-back in January to replace the injured David Alaba and Eder Militao. Ancelotti said the team has enough players to cover for them until they’re back.

Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti signs a new 2-year contract extension with the club despite Brazil rumors

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has affirmed his dedication to the club’s future by finalizing a two-year extension to his contract. Originally set to conclude in July 2024, his contract is now prolonged until 2026, dispelling speculations about a possible arrangement with the Brazilian national team.

Carlo Ancelotti extended his contract at Real Madrid until 2026
Carlo Ancelotti extended his contract at Real Madrid until 2026. (Image via Goal.com)

Rumors were suggesting the Italian manager received offers from the Brazilian Football Confederation to lead the national team following Tite’s departure after the 2022 FIFA World Cup. After a less successful season for Madrid, winning only the Copa del Rey, UEFA Super Cup, and FIFA Club World Cup but not the La Liga or UEFA Champions League, speculations arose about his potential departure from the Spanish side.

However, Madrid’s consistent performance this season has led to the Italian manager prolonging his tenure at Los Blancos, earning the trust of the club’s authorities. The club has emphasized the need for a long-term coach to continue providing opportunities to young players.

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