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Bayern Munich know Real Madrid midfield ace is not for sale, no contacts made – report

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Earlier today, reports emerged from Germany claiming that Bayern Munich had set their sights on a summer move for Real Madrid midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni.

It was suggested that the 23-year-old is at the top of the wishlist of the Bavarians’ manager Thomas Tuchel, who is keen on signing a new defensive midfielder this summer.

Furthermore, the report even claimed that there had already been some contact between Bayern Munich and Tchouameni regarding a potential transfer.

However, a fresh update from BILD’s Tobi Altschaffl has now claimed that while Tuchel rates the Real Madrid star highly, there is no contact between any of the parties involved at this moment.

Bayern Munich know that Real Madrid do not want to sell Tchouameni at this moment.

On top of that, signing him this summer would be a challenge for the Bundesliga champions as they have spent €50 million to land Kim Min-jae and will be splashing a big sum to bring in Harry Kane as well.

Tchouameni joined Real Madrid only last summer, arriving from AS Monaco in a deal that could reach €100 million. The 23-year-old made a brilliant start to life in the Spanish capital, straight away slotting into the team in place of Casemiro.

However, the midfielder’s form took a nosedive in the second half of the campaign, prompting Carlo Ancelotti to axe him from the lineup.

It has led to rumours about his future sparking up, but as things stand, Los Blancos continue to count on the French international, with the manager retaining full faith in the player.

In fact, it has been suggested that Tchouameni will be a regular starter for Real Madrid in the upcoming campaign despite the competition in midfield.

There is still a lot of time left in the transfer window, but Bayern Munich’s reported interest in Tchouameni is unlikely to lead to something.

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Real Madrid to start pre-season today with only seven first-team members

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Today, according to a report from MARCA, only seven first-team players from Real Madrid’s first team will be returning to training at Valdebebas.

These players are Thibaut Courtois, Andriy Lunin, Lucas Vazquez, Jesus Vallejo, Fran Garcia, Dani Ceballos, and Brahim Diaz.

Real Madrid and their manager, Carlo Ancelotti, are gearing up for what could be their most demanding season ever. 

With seven major titles on the line, including the European Super Cup, La Liga, the Champions League, the Intercontinental Cup, the Spanish Super Cup, the Copa del Rey, and the Club World Cup, they are set to play a staggering 68 games across all competitions over the next 11 months.

However, before diving into these intense competitions, the team will embark on a pre-season tour in the United States, where they will play three friendly matches against Milan on July 31, Barcelona on August 4, and Chelsea on August 7.

Limited firearms in the arsenal

Currently, however, only a few players have returned to training, while the rest are still enjoying their vacations following their extended participation in the European Championship and Copa America.

For those who are at the club, the challenge begins today at Real Madrid City, starting with medical tests in the morning and the first training session in the afternoon. 

Carlo Ancelotti will have only seven first-team members in the training today. (Photo by THOMAS COEX/AFP via Getty Images)

Ancelotti will initially have a limited squad due to the absence of international players, who will join the team gradually after their holidays. 

For now, the seven players who have returned will train alongside Castilla players, who are also starting their training today to help fill out the first team sessions. 

Need for new signings

Ancelotti’s current squad consists of 22 players, including two goalkeepers, eight defenders, seven midfielders, and five forwards. 

This season will see significant changes, with the departure of legends like Toni Kroos and Nacho, as well as Joselu, one of the heroes from their last Champions League campaign.

On the positive side, the squad will be boosted by the arrival of superstar Kylian Mbappe and promising young talent Endrick. Kepa Arrizabalaga is also absent, but his return is still possible, depending on the situation with Lunin, whose future with the club remains uncertain. 

Additionally, the continuity of Dani Ceballos is in question, and Real Madrid is working on signing Leny Yoro to strengthen their defence.

As the summer progresses, these moves will help finalize the squad that Ancelotti will rely on to tackle the daunting task of competing for seven major titles. 

The preparation and integration of new and returning players will be crucial for Real Madrid as they aim to make history in the upcoming season.

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