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Bayern Munich demand €70 million for Real Madrid top defensive target



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It is well-established by this point that Real Madrid see Bayern Munich left-back Alphonso Davies as one of their top targets for the summer transfer window.

With the deal for Kylian Mbappe all but wrapped up, the focus is now on closing the Davies operation with the Bundesliga champions in the coming weeks.

In that regard, Los Blancos are believed to have already reached a verbal agreement with the 23-year-old Canadian international over a move to the Santiago Bernabeu.

What remains now is to negotiate a transfer fee with Bayern, which will be easier said than done.

Bayern Munich set €70 million asking price

Now, BILD (h/t MARCA) claims that Bayern Munich have slapped a €70 million asking price on Alphonso Davies amid interest from Real Madrid.

It must be remembered that the 23-year-old’s contract with the Bavarians expires in the summer of 2025, meaning he will enter the final year of his deal this summer.

For that reason, Real Madrid do not plan on spending ‘crazy money’ on the acquisition of the Canadian international.

However, previous reports suggest that the Spanish capital club would not mind spending around €50 million on Davies.

Bayern want €70 million for Davies. (Photo by Sebastian Widmann/Getty Images)

But, Bayern Munich’s initial demand is above that mark, with the German champions reportedly seeking €70 million for their ace speedster.

Real Madrid to start with a lower offer

The report from MARCA states that Real Madrid plan on opening negotiations with Bayern Munich for Davies soon.

The Merengues see the operation similar to the one in which they signed Toni Kroos from Bayern Munich back in 2014, for a fee of €25 million, when he had only one year left on his contract.

As such, Florentino Perez & co. wish to kick things off with an offer of €35 million for Davies. That figure would be half of what the German giants are demanding for the left-back, meaning there would be a need for further negotiating.

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Real Madrid chief scout surprised over summer signing’s lack of minutes



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Arda Guler was one of Real Madrid’s biggest bets last summer. The youngster joined from Fenerbahce for a fee of €20 million and was regarded as one of the best young talents in Europe.

Many expected Guler to follow the example of Jude Bellingham and become an instant hit at the Bernabeu.

Guler’s struggles at Real Madrid

However, with just one month remaining before the season comes to an end, it is fair to say that Guler has endured a tough season at the Bernabeu.

The Turkish international is yet to even muster 100 minutes of action this season. His progress was largely halted by injuries, but it must be noted that the player has been fit since the start of the year.

Yet, Guler has featured in only 31 minutes of league action, with a goal against Celta Vigo being his most notable contribution.

Looking for that one chance (Photo by PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP via Getty Images)

Juni Calafat surprised at Guler’s lack of gametime

In light of Guler’s struggles this season, a report from Rodra P (h/t Madrid Xtra) suggests Real Madrid’s chief scout, Juni Calafat, is surprised at Guler’s lack of opportunities this season.

Calafat, who was crucial in unearthing talents such as Vinicius Junior, Rodrygo and Federico Valverde, is one of the great supporters of Guler.

But he is surprised with the way Carlo Ancelotti has handled Guler, not giving him enough opportunities to impress.

In fact, Guler’s struggles this season have led many to conspire about his future. A loan move has been suggested and there are no shortage of suitors either.

Ancelotti, for his part, has maintained that Guler is getting better physically. It appears the Italian is practising caution with the youngster, especially given his injury-related struggles during the first half of the campaign.

Following Real Madrid’s win over Barcelona, though, Guler will be hoping for more frequent opportunities in the league, as Ancelotti keeps one eye on the Champions League.

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