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Allegri was offered job
Massimiliano Allegri admits he turned down the Real Madrid job, before they appointed Julen Lopetegui.
Florentino Perez was left scrambling for a new boss after Zinedine Zidane resigned.
They have now announced Lopetegui will take over. He was supposed to take charge after Spain’s involvement in the World Cup but has now been sacked.
But Allegri has revealed he was offered the job.
He explained: “I thanked Florentino Perez, who called me, but I had given my word to the club [Juventus].”
N’Golo Kante could be heading to Real Madrid this summer, reports in Spain claim.
The France international has been sensational for the Blues following his move to Stamford Bridge in 2016.
Kante, 27, won the Premier League during his first season in west London, following on from his remarkable triumph with Leicester.
And according to Spanish news outlet Don Balon, new Real Madrid boss Julen Lopetegui is desperate to sign Kante this summer.
They say Lopetegui, who was sacked by Spain yesterday just 24 hours before the start of the World Cup, is a huge admirer of the midfield maestro.
However, Don Balon add that Chelsea have no interest in selling Kante this summer.