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PSG Reject Carlo's Real Request

PSG have refused manager Carlo Ancelotti’s request to leave the club for Real Madrid, according to reports on Sunday night.

Having threatened to sack the Italian early this season with the club in fourth place on the Ligue 1 log, PSG’s Qatari owners are now playing hardball with him.

Ancelotti ultimately led PSG to their first league title in nearly 20 years, and also commanded an impressive Champions League campaign, attracting the advances of Los Blancos, who have grown desperate to replace divisive Jose Mourinho.

But it appears that Real, so accustomed to getting what they want in boardroom battles, may have met their match in PSG’s billionaire owner, Nasser al-Khelaifi, who remains adamant that Ancelotti will see out his contract at the Parc des Princes.

"Yes, we had discussions, he [Ancelotti] asked to depart for Real Madrid," Khelaifi confirmed to beinsport.fr.

"I said it is not possible because he has a contract for one year more, so that is our decision.

"It is his problem, it is not our problem. We have offered him another year more on his contract as well as the one he has. When you have a contract, everyone is normally obliged to honour that."

Ancelotti is said to be miffed at the way he was doubted by PSG, before he built up the head of steam to drive his expensive squad to glory.

He has also stated that an invitation from Los Blancos is hard to decline- for him perhaps, but not for PSG’s owners.

And the French champions’ sporting director, Leonardo, says they are not even considering who could be a replacement for Ancelotti.

"The priority is still that he stays. We have not contacted any other coaches," Leonardo told L’Equipe.

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