Ancelotti: 'This is the beginning' - No key Real Madrid stars to leave?

Karim Benzema

Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United may struggle to tempt key players into moves away from Real Madrid this summer.

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has suggested he will do nothing to damage the overall strength and balance of his team this summer.

Several Real Madrid first team stars have been linked with moves away from the Bernabeu but the Italian’s message is clear; we’re going all out to defend our European crown.

Los Blancos eventually overpowered Atletico Madrid in extra time during the Champions League final and the boss has hinted he won’t be looking to alter the dynamic of the club after the World Cup.

“We have to make it eleven, I want to win another. I am not ambitious for myself, I have to fill the trophy room and this is taxing. My aim is to help Real Madrid,” he told Real Madrid TV.

“This cup isn't the end. It's the beginning of a winning streak. There are young players coming through, Illarra and Isco will get better - Real Madrid isn't just a football team, it's a religion.”

In terms of the defence, one of the highest profile players to have been linked with an exit is left-back Fabio Coentrao.

Chelsea and Manchester United have both been linked with the Portuguese star as they both seek new left-backs for next season, but he featured prominently under Ancelotti last season to become a reliable part of his defence.

Take your pick in terms of the midfielders linked with exits from the club.

Angel Di Maria is thought to be on Arsenal’s radar, Manchester United have been mentioned as a club for Sami Khedira while Chelsea and Manchester City have been connected with swoops to revitalise Isco’s career.

Ancelotti also seems to have moved quickly to ensure that Karim Benzema doesn’t leave the club by seemingly allowing Arsenal and Liverpool target Alvaro Morata to move on.

Morata has been strongly linked with a move to Serie A though the pro-Madrid press has suggested that he’s destined for the Premier League.

Ancelotti seems to want to win it all next season and that’s bad news for any club with an interest in one of his high profile first team squad members.

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