The summer transfer window is in full swing, and there's lot going at Real Madrid, with some departures and new arrivals expected before the window slams shut.
The La Liga 2021/22 season have already begun, and Real Madrid will be aiming to reclaim the league title they lost to Atletico Madrid last season.
Welcome to our special live blog relating to all Real Madrid transfer rumours, latest breaking news and everything related to Los Blancos.
Valverde renews Real Madrid contract until 2027
Fede Valverde has renewed his contract with Real Madrid until 2027, the club announced on Tuesday.
The midfielder's previous contract with Los Blancos was set to expire in 2025, and the new deal confirms the 23-year-old's future lies at the Spanish side.
Benzema signs new Real Madrid contract
Karim Benzema have signed a new contract at Real Madrid, the club announced on Friday. The French striker, whose contract was set to expire in 2022, has now signed a deal which will keep him at the club at least until 2023.
Modric to miss Real Madrid vs Levante clash
Luka Modric is set to miss Real Madrid's clash with Levante in La Liga after he picked up a thigh injury during training. Further tests will be carried out on Saturday, with the full extent of the injury currently not known.
Kroos drops Mbappe to Real Madrid transfer hint
Toni Kroos suggested Lionel Messi's move to PSG may help Real Madrid sign a PSG player, amid rumours linking Kylian Mbappe with Los Blancos.
"We will see how everything goes (regarding the signing of Messi to PSG)," he said on Einfach mal Luppen [via Marca].
"The move may be good for us because our biggest rivals have lost their best player.
"And something even better may come out of it as a consequence. Maybe a player from Paris [Saint-Germain] will join us... I don't know."
Ancelotti refutes claims he wants Ronaldo back at Real Madrid
Carlo Ancelotti has insisted he has never considered bringing back Cristiano Ronaldo to Real Madrid, refuting reports that he wants Portuguese superstar back at the club.
"Cristiano is a Real Madrid legend and he has all my love and respect. I have never considered signing him. We are looking forward," said Ancelotti on Twitter.
Real Madrid not open to Ronaldo return
Real Madrid are not open to the return of Cristiano Ronaldo amid reports linking the Portuguese superstar with a return to the Spanish capital.
El Chiringuito reported earlier this week that Carlo Ancelotti wants Ronaldo back at the club, but Marca claim Kylian Mbappe is the only player Los Blancos are focusing on signing this summer transfer window.
Ancelotti heaps praise on 'complete player' Benzema
Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has heaped praise on Karim Benzema after the striker starred for the club in their 4-1 win over Alaves.
"The first half was quite slow, with and without the ball," Ancelotti said in his post-match press conference, as quoted by Marca. "We could have been better. The second half was better, with more intensity and quality.
[Benzema's first goal] opened the game up and we had more space to use our quality.
"With Benzema, to just call him a forward is selling him short. He's a complete player. He has great personality too.
"Compared to the player I knew six years ago, he's much more complete and has much more personality."
Carvajal and Odegaard not included in Real Madrid squad for league opener
Both Carvajal and Odegaard have not made it to Real Madrid's squad for their La Liga opener against Alaves.
Toni Kroos, Marcelo, Ferland Mendy and Dani Ceballos have also not been included in the squad, with all the aforementioned players currently sidelined with injury.
Here's the Real Madrid squad for their clash with Alaves:
Goalkeepers: Courtois, Lunin, Fuidias.
Defenders: Militao, Alaba, Nacho, Odriozola, Miguel Gutierrez.
Midfielders: Modric, Casemiro, Valverde, Lucas Vazquez., Isco, Blanco.
Forwards: Hazard, Benzema, Asensio, Jovic, Bale, Vini Jr, Rodrygo.
Ancelotti explains why Odegaard has not been registered for Real Madrid's La Liga opener
Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has revealed why Odegaard has not been registered the club's La Liga opener against Alaves.
Ancelotti explained Real Madrid have a lot of options in the midfield department, and that not everyone can be registered. The Italian manager, though, admitted things could change, with the club having time until September 2 to make the final decision.
"The situation with Odegaard is like with Vallejo, it's down to where we are right now, we can't register all of them," Ancelotti said, as quoted by Marca. "Tomorrow [Saturday] that could change. We have until September 2 to make the final decision. I've told Odegaard that there are eight players in his position, but it's not final. I had to choose."
Perez insists he had no involvement in Messi exit
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has insisted he had no influence in Lionel Messi's departure from FC Barcelona.
Messi has left Barcelona after the Catalan club announced 'financial and structural obstacles' prevented them from registering a new contract for the Argentine.
Jaume Llopis, a former member of the Espai Barca Commission, had earlier alleged Perez and Barca CEO Ferran Reverter had convinced Joan Laporta to kick Messi out of the club.
Perez released a statement refuting the claims, insisting 'these suggestions are completely false'.
"It's impossible that I had any influence on Messi's departure," Perez said in the statement.
"These suggestions are completely false.
"I haven't been friends with the CEO of Barcelona, Ferran Reverter, and I have met him only twice in my life, once four months ago and the other last Saturday, when the official communication about Messi had already taken place."