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Carlo Ancelotti confirms Casemiro is leaving Real Madrid ahead of Man United move

by Derick Kinoti

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed that Casemiro has decided to leave the club ahead of his potential move to Old Trafford.

Numerous reports came out earlier today, indicating that the Red Devils have an agreement in place with both the Spanish giants and the player’s representatives over a sensational move that would bring the titan to the Theatre of Dreams.

Los Merengues’ boss has seemingly confirmed the player’s intention to move to England just minutes ago.

The 63-year-old has confirmed he held talks with the Brazilian who reiterated his wish to leave the club.

“I have spoken with Casemiro. He wants to try a new challenge,” he said.

Ancelotti has also confirmed neither he nor the club will stand in the player’s way and will respect his wishes.

“We respect Casemiro and his decision. He wants to leave.”

“We didn’t try to convince him [Casemiro] to stay. I listened to his desire. I respect him.”

Ancelotti reiterated that while nothing was yet confirmed, talks are progressing well and both parties were expectant that a deal would get over the line.

“There are negotiations, nothing is official, but his will to leave is clear,” he said.

The Madrid boss also confirmed that the 30-year-old central defensive midfielder would not participate in his side’s clash against Celta Vigo tomorrow.

“Negotiations are ongoing for Casemiro. He won’t play tomorrow,” Ancelotti said.

“Casemiro’s teammates respect him and his decision. They love him, the club loves him.”

“Only yesterday, I realised it was serious [Casemiro leaving].”

It now seems like United will get their man, adding much-needed steel to a position that has been neglected for years.

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