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Real Madrid could dominate European football for years to come after reinforcing their squad during the summer transfer window.
However, the depth of Real Madrid's squad for the upcoming season will be a blessing and a curse for the Italian manager - who must manage his players' expectations.
Among those who will be arriving at the Bernabeu next term is 22-year old defensive midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni.
Tchouameni was a key member of the Monaco side that finished third in Ligue 1 last year, making 45 appearances in the league and 11 in Europe.
Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti could struggle to keep his players happy next season
As a result, he caught the interest of Ancelotti and subsequently signed a six-year-deal with Real Madrid through to 2028.
Tchouameni's arrival will provide additional competition for places at the club, but Ancelotti must find the balance between creating healthy rivalries and not fracturing his dressing room.
As a result, Sportsmail has taken a look at how the LaLiga giants could line-up next season following the arrival of their new stars.
Sportsmail has looked at Real Madrid's potential starting XI for the 2022-2023 campaign
Dani Carvajal enjoyed one of his most successful seasons to date during the 2021-2022 campaign. He won his fifth Champions League title at Real Madrid and also secured a first place finish in LaLiga.
Carvajal was vital to their success but once again exhibited a troubling injury record, missing 14 games due to a combination of muscular issues, coronavirus and damaging knocks.
That meant Lucas Vazquez stepped into the right-back position on more occasions than Ancelotti would have liked, featuring 41 times for Los Blancos last season.
However, the 30-year-old performed well when called upon by the Italian manager and is said to be staying at Madrid next season despite being frequently linked with a Premier League move.
Dani Carvajal enjoyed one of his most successful seasons to date during the 2021-2022 season
Lucas Vazquez (middle) will be looking to move above Carvajal in Ancelotti's pecking order
Carvajal will be eager to re-establish his place as Real Madrid's first-choice right-back from the get-go and push Vazquez further out of the picture.
Ferland Mendy is likely to keep his spot in Ancelotti's starting XI and could establish himself as the manager's first choice-left back.
The 27-year-old was useful in the attacking third for Real Madrid last season, contributing five assists in just 35 appearances in all competitions.
But Mendy's position is not guaranteed and he could find himself falling slightly further down the pecking order if Ancelotti decides to push David Alaba out to the left to make room for Eder Militao in the middle.
Militao formed an excellent partnership with Alaba last season and even made the departure of Raphael Varane feel like a distant memory. He will unquestionably be looking to start