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Ancelotti pushes Real Madrid to bid for Juventus defender Lichtsteiner

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has expressed interest in Juventus defender Stephan Lichtsteiner.

The Switzerland international is off contract in June and has been linked with Arsenal.

Turin sources say Real are also in contact, where Ancelotti sees Lichtsteiner as ideal competition for young fullback Daniel Carvajal.

Lichtsteiner would arrive as a replacement for Alvaro Arbeloa, who is a target for Napoli.

For their part, Juve aren't giving up on keeping hold of Lichtsteiner and will bring forward new contract talks before the January market opens.

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