Ancelotti: Di Maria has asked to leave

Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed that Angel Di Maria has asked to leave Real Madrid, and has admitted that Sami Khedira could follow.

The Argentina international, despite his impressive season last time out, is thought to be surplus to requirements at Santiago Bernabeu thanks to the arrivals of Toni Kroos and James Rodriguez.

And the Italian tactician has revealed that the midfielder has told the club that he wishes to depart from the Spanish capital.

“The player has requested a transfer this summer. He rejected the club's offer to stay at Madrid, so we are looking for a solution," he told reporters.

“We will find a solution for Di Maria before the end of the transfer window, but he remains a Madrid player for now. We are in a situation that the player has to fix himself.

“I'm surprised that it seems as if we are not all in agreement about the situation, but this is not the case. We are all on the same line here.

“If Di Maria cannot find a solution for his future, he will stay here. We embrace him and he can continue to work here. There's no problem.

“Di Maria could start in the second leg of the Supercopa de Espana against Atletico, like all the players who are available.”

Ancelotti though, insisted that Khedira’s situation was slightly different.

“Khedira's situation is different than Di Maria's situation. He has just one more year to go on his current contract and he has only recently come back from a serious injury.

“We will see what happens, but he has not requested a transfer.”

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