Coentrao wants United move in reported €18m deal but Madrid might try to block it

Coentrao wants United move in reported €18m deal but Madrid might try to block it

Carlo Ancelotti has reiterated Real Madrid’s stance that no players will leave Real Madrid this January to try and pour cold water on Fabio Coentrao’s potential move to Manchester United this January.

The 25-year-old is considered the most likely player to move to Old Trafford in this transfer window as United already had a deal in place to sign him in the summer, but it fell through at the last minute as Madrid were unable to sign a replacement.

Yesterday, Moyes confirmed that United have not already agreed a deal to sign Coentrao and Ancelotti has now repeated his stance that Madrid have no intention to sell anybody, with Angel Di Maria and Coentrao touted as two possible exits from the Spanish capital.

“I’ve not spoken with them because there’s nothing,” he said.

“No-one is leaving and no-one is coming in.

“We have a good squad. We don’t need anything.”

This year, through a combination of injuries and Ancelottis’s preference for Marcelo, Coentrao hasn’t played since November and in a World Cup year, he needs more game time. However, according to reports, Coentrao wants to move to Old Trafford but Madrid clearly have other plans.

But Ancelotti’s stance doesn’t mean a move can’t happen. Madrid have been linked with a move for Sevilla left-back Alberto Moreno and if he makes the move, it would pave the way for Coentrao to leave. There is certainly life left in this potential move.

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