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Real Madrid: Ancelotti backs THREE veteran players to stay beyond this season

Carlo Ancelotti at Real Madrid
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The Blancos have consistently added fresh blood to their squad in recent seasons.

Carlo Ancelotti believes Toni Kroos, Luka Modric, and Karim Benzema will stay at Real Madrid at least for another season.

Benzema will enter the final 12 months of his current deal in the summer, while Modric and Kroos could become free agents.

The trio form the backbone of Real Madrid’s current squad, playing alongside youngsters such as Vinicius Junior and Aurélien Tchouaméni.

The club are yet to announce new deals for the three veteran stars, but Ancelotti believes none of them would leave Santiago Bernabeu next summer.

“I believe Modrić, Benzema and Kroos will be here next season,” he told reporters on Friday.

“The future will be bright too; we have top talents like Tchouaméni, Camavinga, Valverde, Ceballos. They will make history too. It’s different than the others but they’ll be great.”

Kross will most likely sign a new one-year deal in the coming weeks, sticking to his plan of retiring at Real Madrid. Modric’s future, however, is more unclear as he reportedly has an offer from Al Nassr.

The Croatian midfielder has repeatedly expressed his desire to stay at Real Madrid. But he’s yet to reach an agreement with the club over his new contract.