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Brahim Diaz close to signing contract extension with Real Madrid

Real Madrid and Brahim Diaz have reached an agreement in principle to extend the player’s contract until 2027, reports The Athletic.

The Spanish-Moroccan is currently on a two-season loan spell with AC Milan and has been in fine form.

Diaz’s current deal expires in 2025, but Madrid want to keep him as he features in their plans for the future. The 23-year-old joined Los Blancos from Manchester City in 2019.

He has made 21 appearances in all competitions for Madrid, scoring two goals.

Diaz has been at Milan since 2020, making 105 appearances. He has registered 16 goals and 10 assists, and Madrid continue to monitor his progress.

Morocco also want to convince him to join them having made just one international appearance for Spain. The cap came in a friendly and FIFA rules allow him to switch allegiance.

Diaz dreams of becoming a regular player for the La Liga side, but his future has not been decided.

Marco Asensio is out of contract in the summer, and Madrid could opt to keep Diaz in the squad for next season.

If the Spain international’s deal is not renewed, manager Carlo Ancelotti could bring in the Milan loanee as a replacement.

However, he has to convince the Italian tactician that he has what it takes to play for such a top club.

Diaz bagged the only goal as Milan secured a 1-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur on Tuesday.

The Serie A club could have won convincingly in the first leg of their Champions League round of 16. However, they squandered some fine chances.

Nevertheless, they will fancy their chances in the second leg, and Madrid will be watching Diaz.

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