The Paris St. Germain striker is still being linked to Real Madrid, but manager Carlo Ancelotti claimed on Thursday that the LaLiga club has ruled out signing Kylian Mbappe before the transfer market ends next week.
Ancelotti also said that Real are not expected to complete any other transfers before the current transfer window shuts on September 1.
Reporters questioned him about France’s Kylian Mbappe, and he said, “No, I rule it out 100%. Our team may be complete, and our players may be considering the next season.
The Real manager was unconcerned that teams from the Gulf state may still snare Europe’s top players since Saudi Arabia’s transfer market remains open beyond September 1.
He went on to say, “Someone may change their mind, but I am not afraid of that,” before to Real’s LaLiga match against Celta Vigo on Friday.
The fact that Luka Modric did not start Real’s first two league games sparked rumors that the Croatian midfielder is dissatisfied with the situation, which Ancelotti dismissed.
“Luka has decided what his future will be. He will contribute, no issue,” Ancelotti remarked.
Everyone is in a unique scenario, and while it will be odd for him to not play right away, he will still contribute as usual.
Kepa Arrizabalaga, a recent acquisition who joined Real on loan from Chelsea, will make his league debut in goal in Real’s first home match of the year, according to Ancelotti.
After Thibaut Courtois had surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his left knee, Andriy Lunin filled in as the goalkeeper for the first two victories of the season.