The midfielder is close to joining Manchester United in a deal worth £60million after reportedly agreeing a four-deal deal with the Red Devils.
Ancelotti said on Friday: “I spoke to Casemiro. He wants to try a new challenge. We understand his decision
“Negotiations are ongoing but he has decided to leave Real Madrid.”
“Casemiro will not play on Saturday. Substitute? We signed [Aurelien] Tchouaméni and he is one of the best on the market. Then we have [Toni] Kroos and [Eduardo] Camavinga.
“Yesterday I realized it was a real thing [Casemiro to Man Utd]. My plans will not change.”
The 30-year-old has been at Madrid since 2013 and has won a slew of important honors, including three La Liga titles and five Champions League titles.
The proposed deal with United means Erik ten Hag finally gets a midfielder after chasing Ajax’s Frenkie de Jong all summer.
Casemiro will undergo a medical on Friday but will not be able to play against rivals Liverpool on Monday night, even if he strikes a deal today or at the weekend.
Signing deals must be completed by 12:00 noon on the previous business day to be included in the same game week.
The Red Devils are also on the market for a forward and a right-back before the September 1 transfer window closes.
PSV’s Cody Gakpo and Ajax’s Antony have been linked, with an €80m offer for the latter being rejected earlier this week.
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