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Ancelotti and Real Madrid not on the same page over centre-forward targets – report

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Karim Benzema’s future at Real Madrid is no longer as secure as it appeared a few days ago. His renewal for an additional season appeared to be only a matter of time with a complete agreement having been reached. However, his situation has taken a radical turn in the last 24 hours.

An economically lucrative offer of €200 million now has the Frenchman’s attention and he is seriously studying the possibility of moving to Saudi Arabia. He is, at this point, closer to leaving Real Madrid than staying.

The turn of tables now has the club rearranging priorities ahead of the summer transfer window. The centre-forward position that was seen as a secondary objective now becomes the prime priority.

According to reports from Mario Cortegana, there is a clash of ideas been manager Carlo Ancelotti and the club on that front.

The manager wants to sign a top-class number nine come June. The options on the table with such criteria would appear to be Harry Kane and Victor Osimhen.

However, Real Madrid are focusing on a cheaper option for next season and see Joselu or Roberto Firmino as possible signings.

The Merengues hope to lure one of Erling Haaland or Kylian Mbappe to Real Madrid in the summer of 2024 as a Galactico signing. Needless to say, that explains their idea of looking for a temporary solution.

At the same time, however, Ancelotti’s concern is warranted too. After all, he will be left with no direct backups if Benzema bids farewell next month and will have to go an entire season with subpar options. One of Kane, Osimhen, or Dusan Vlahovic would make his job easier.

One can expect the situation to take a definitive turn in the coming weeks after the Frenchman takes a final decision on his next step.

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Report: Real Madrid reactivate interest to sign €50 million-rated defender

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According to a report from Mundo Deportivo, Real Madrid have decided to reactivate the operation to sign Alphonso Davies from Bayern Munich.

The Spanish football giant has shown interest in the Canadian star for quite some time but has yet to seal the deal. Now, following the conclusion of the Copa America, Real Madrid are reigniting their efforts to sign Davies.

Before the Copa America began, Davies mentioned that he would postpone any decisions about his future until after the tournament. 

With the competition now over, his future remains a hot topic for both Real Madrid and Bayern Munich, who are keenly monitoring the situation.

Real Madrid will not meet Bayern’s demand

Real Madrid are hesitant to meet Bayern Munich’s asking price of €50 million for Davies, whose current contract runs until 2025. 

Negotiations between Bayern Munich and Davies’ agent have been ongoing, but they haven’t reached an agreement. Davies is reportedly seeking a significant salary increase, rumoured to be around €20 million per season, which Bayern Munich has declined.

Alphonso Davies is likely to leave Real Madrid. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)

In light of this stalemate, Bayern Munich’s management has decided to withdraw their renewal offer, risking the possibility of Davies leaving for free when his contract expires in 2025. 

This development has opened the door for Real Madrid, who are preparing to make an offer that could potentially satisfy Bayern Munich’s demands.

Davies is likely to leave

In Germany, the consensus is that Davies is likely to leave Bayern Munich this summer, with Real Madrid being the most probable destination. The situation is fluid, but it appears that the Spanish club is in a strong position to acquire the talented Canadian defender.

For Real Madrid, securing a player of Davies’ calibre would be a significant boost to their squad. The club is known for its aggressive transfer strategies, and bringing in a player like Davies aligns with their goals.

As the summer transfer window progresses, the focus will remain on the negotiations between Real Madrid and Bayern Munich. 

Both clubs have a lot at stake, and the outcome will depend on their ability to find common ground regarding the transfer fee and Davies’ salary demands.

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