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Fabio Coentrao set to leave Real Madrid

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Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has announced that defender Fabio Coentrao is up for sale, according to reports.

Coentrao was left out of Real Madrid's squad for their La Liga opener against Real Betis.

The Portuguese left-back has been linked with a move to numerous clubs around Europe, but has stated that he wants Champions League football. This could make it hard for some teams to land Coentrao's signature, including Tottenham who have been keen to sign the Portugal full-back.

The 25-year-old signed for Real Madrid in 2011, with Real paying over £25m for his signature. The former Benfica man is said to be available for around £20m.

There have been rumours of Coentrao being a part of a deal for Gareth Bale, who Madrid have been keen on signing this summer.

Ancelotti said he wasn't happy losing a player on Coentrao's calibre but was confident in his current squad. The Italian admitted that although he was happy with his players, he would always welcome a player like Bale, saying that the Welshman would undoubtedly strengthen the squad.

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