Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed that Real Madrid have no plans to enter the transfer market when the window opens in January.
Real Madrid are currently on a club record-breaking win streak of 17 games and are top of La Liga, their Champions League group and into the last 16 of the Copa del Rey. Few would bet against them completing the Spanish treble and making history by becoming the first team to retain the Champions League.
As a result of their total domination, Ancelotti, unsurprisingly, sees no reason to alter his squad in the January transfer window by either selling or buying players. He has confirmed that no players will be coming in or leaving the Bernabeu until the summer.
"I'm happy with the squad that I have.
Ancelotti told reporters: "I'm happy with the squad that I have.
"[Sami] Khedira was unlucky because he had a small [concussion] problem but we have now recovered Jese, so we have no need for anyone in January."
While Real Madrid have been linked with a host of players, one expected departure was Javier Hernandez, who had originally signed a season-long loan deal from Manchester United. But a lack of game time has reportedly led to the striker's eagerness to get the deal terminated. Ancelotti took the chance to dismiss those rumours.
"Everyone knows their position in the squad," the Italian said. "We have forwards who are doing very well. Javier will play against Ludogorets [on Tuesday]. He will not leave in January."
Boost for Premier League clubs
Real Madrid's planned inactivity will comes as a major boost to both Manchester United and Chelsea, who have both seen star players linked with a move to Los Blancos. While Jose Mourinho and Louis van Gaal had no intention of selling, it will be a relief that players won't have their heads turned in January.
David de Gea is thought to be at the top of Real Madrid's wish list with regards to replacing an ageing Iker Casillas. Already tipped to succeed him in the Spanish national squad, Florentino Perez was reportedly looking to get De Gea in place before Casillas ends his long association with the club.
Perez had also been linked with a January move for Eden Hazard with a figure of £70 million being quoted just this week. Hazard still has not agreed a new contract with the Blues and attention from Real Madrid could have tempted the Belgian into holding off talks.
De Gea's contract enters it's final 18 months in January but without attention from Real Madrid Chelsea and Manchester United both stand a chance of getting their key players tied down to long-term deals.
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