Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed that the club will not be bringing in any new signings as the transfer window draws to a close.
Madrid has brought in Jude Bellingham, Joselu, Fran García, Brahim Díaz and Arda Güler this summer, with €103 million ($112m) Bellingham has made three goals in his two outings for Real, which is a strong start for the midfielder.
Jude Bellingham was Real’s primary acquisition during the transfer window coming from Borussia Dortmund.
Asked whether Real’s transfer activity for this window was over, Ancelotti said
‘100%. There will be no new signings. It’s over, the team is complete.’
Real also signed Fran Garcia from Rayo Vallecano, as well as bringing in goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga on loan from Chelsea.
Former striker Karim Benzema was traded to Al-Ittihad and PSG’s Kylian Mbappe was considered a possible replacement.
Ancelotti also announced that Kepa Arrizabalaga, who came in as a replacement for the injured Thibaut Courtois following his ACL rupture, would start in goal against Celta Vigo on Friday.
Luka Modric has been forced to the bench due to the fight for midfield spots, but Ancelotti claimed he didn’t worry that the former Ballon d’Or winner would want to leave given that the Saudi Arabian transfer market is open until September 20.