Ancelotti still has heart set on PSG exit

The Real Madrid target says he remains adamant on departing but, acknowledging his current contract, wants to come to an amicable agreement with his employers

Real Madrid target Carlo Ancelotti has insisted he still has his heart set on leaving his position as Paris Saint-Germain coach in the summer.

The owner and Leonardo, the club’s sporting director, have said this week they are keen to hold on to the Italian, who helped guide les Parisiens to the Ligue 1 title for the first time in 19 years this season.

Ahead of PSG’s last game of the campaign, at Lorient, Ancelotti reiterated his desire to leave Parc des Princes but admitted that, with a year still to run on his current deal, it complicates the situation.

“I have not changed my mind [regarding wanting to leave],” he told reporters on Saturday at a press conference. “It will be discussed in the coming days and we will try to find the right solution for myself and the club.

“There was not much said ahead of preparing for the final match of the campaign against Lorient – the atmosphere is still positive, so we’ll see.

“We must take time to decide because it is a difficult choice. We have not spoken this week so I can’t tell you anything. I have not spoken of it with Real Madrid – this is between me and PSG. Real Madrid are a possibility though.

“Lorient will be my last game? Not necessarily, I’m not sure. I still have a year [left on my] contract and, if we do not find a solution, I will respect it.

“A contract may be broken but both parties must agree. I will not say why I want to leave, it’s personal.”

PSG’s climax to their triumphant season kicks off at 21:00CET on Sunday.

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