Real Madrid transfer news: Los Blancos admit defeat in pursuit of Chelsea full-back; Carlo Ancelotti is satisfied with the summer business and more
Real Madrid preparing to welcome Real Betis to the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday in La Liga. Los Blancos have a perfect record so far this season and will be looking for maximum points this weekend.
Meanwhile, the Spanish giants have suffered setbacks in their pursuit of a Chelsea full return. Elsewhere, coach Carlo Ancelotti is satisfied with his squad.
On that note, here’s a look at the key Real Madrid transfer stories for September 2, 2022:
Real Madrid failed to pursue Reece James
Real Madrid has encountered a barrier in pursuit Reece Jamesfollow The Athletic via Madrid Universal. That’s because Chelsea are said to be working to tie the 22-year-old to a new deal.
The English player has grown by leaps and bounds with the Blues and is one of the first names in coach Thomas Tuchel’s side. Last season, he scored an impressive five goals and nine assists in 26 Premier League games, helping the Blues finish in fourth place and qualify for the UEFA Champions League.
His steady rise made him a fan at the Santiago Bernabeu. Los Blancos are eyeing a successor Dani Carvajalthe person on the wrong side of 30.
James is considered to be the perfect candidate to fill the toe of the Spanish right-back. The Englishman is among the lowest earners at Stamford Bridge, so Madrid are watching him very closely.
The London giants are aware of an interest in their valuable asset and have now taken action to keep him at the club. The 22-year-old has three years left on his contract, but Chelsea have prepared a new offer for the player.
Carlo Ancelotti is satisfied with this summer’s transfer
Carlo Ancelotti is satisfied with Real Madrid’s business in the transfer market this summer. The La Liga giants closed their deals earlier this summer, signing contracts Antonio Rudiger on a Bosman move and splashed money on Aurelien Tchouameni. The club focuses on moves in the rest of the window.
Speak Before the press, Ancelotti expressed his satisfaction with the players who have chosen to stay with Los Blancos after the summer.
“With Rudiger and Tchouameni, it was done in terms of visitors. Our doubts are only about the exits, with Casemiro or Marco Asensio. One left, and one not. But, now I’m happy because I have players that should have gone but didn’t,” said Ancelotti.
“These players always play well when they play. I think everyone here is motivated. A big part of our success last year were players who didn’t always start.”
The Italian player also hinted about Dani Ceballos’ decision to stay at the Santiago Bernabeu.
“He knows very well his role here, that he has a big role to play. That’s why he decided to stay. I think he feels appreciated here, because he knows we like him,” said Ancelotti.
There are quite a few players whose contracts with Real Madrid are about to expire. However, Ancelotti is not bothered about the situation, as he believes most players want to stay.
“It doesn’t matter that some players have one year left on their contracts. There are some people like Modric, Kroos, Benzema or Nacho who want to stay and will be able to stay. That is the goal of the club and the players, so there will be no problem,” said Ancelotti.
“Clubs today are more aware of their finances and don’t hesitate to invest too much and into the future, so you will have more players out of contract.”
Los Blancos are at the top of the La Liga table with 9 points after 3 matches.
Alvaro Odriozola’s Real Sociedad move collapsed due to financial reasons
Alvaro Odriozola’s proposal to move to Real Sociedad has been broken for financial reasons, according to AS via Madrid Universal.
The Spaniard right-back is a peripheral figure for Real Madrid who have been hoping to offload him this summer. Los Blancos have even held talks with Sociedad, who are eager to bring back their former player.
However, the two clubs failed to reach an agreement on the financial aspects of the deal. Real Madrid’s asking price for the player, coupled with his salary, has made the transfer financially impossible for Sociedad. Therefore, Odriozola will stay at the Santiago Bernabeu until at least January.
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