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Bayern Munich speedster getting closer to Real Madrid despite fresh renewal talks

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Having already signed Kylian Mbappe, Real Madrid have shifted their focus towards securing the services of Alphonso Davies from Bayern Munich.

The 23-year-old Canadian left-back is one of Los Blancos’ top targets for the summer window, although things appeared to have slowed down in recent weeks.

But, after the Champions League victory, Real Madrid have relaunched their pursuit of Davies with great intent and remain eager to sign him.

However, at the same time, Bayern Munich have also been pushing hard to renew his contract that expires in 2025, with new manager Vincent Kompany keen on retaining his services.

Real Madrid move closer

But now, a report from AS claims that despite Bayern Munich holding fresh renewal talks, Alphonso Davies is getting closer to Real Madrid.

The arrival of Vincent Kompany seemed to unblock the potential contract extension, but the positions have distanced again.

The Belgian tactician got in touch with Davies and personally conveyed his intentions, but talks have not been fruitful.

Davies could be closer to Real Madrid. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)

Davies is looking for €16 million a year in wages, plus a hefty signing-on bonus, a figure that is deemed too much by the Bavarian giants.

If the demands are not lowered there will be no agreement – Max Eberl, sporting director of the German club, has been clear with Nedal Huoseh, representative of the Canadian international.

Real Madrid, meanwhile, have been in contact with the player’s entourage recently, and remain expectant.

In the Spanish capital, they are aware they have the upper hand as long as Bayern and Davies do not really come closer to an agreement. This will create a favourable scenario in which they can step on the accelerator with better cards in their hands.

The Spanish and European champions do not intend to match the €50 million fee that Bayern demand for Davies, given that his contract expires in 2025. The idea would be to pay around €15-20 million lower than that figure.

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Just in: Real Madrid’s defensive target picks up fresh injury

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Real Madrid are in active negotiations with LOSC Lille for the transfer of Leny Yoro. After weeks of impasse, the club appear to have made some ground in the race to sign the Frenchman.

However, should the Yoro deal fall through in the coming weeks, Real Madrid have identified Lazio’s Mario Gila as the ideal alternative.

Formerly of RM Castilla, Gila currently plies his trade for Lazio and has emerged as a key defensive lynchpin for the Italian outfit, impressing onlookers with his technique and discipline.

Mario Gila picks up fresh injury

However, in a major development, it appears Mario Gila has picked up a fresh injury during training, reports Diario AS.

In the pre-season camp at Auronzo di Cadore, Gila appears to have fractured his left foot and could be out for several weeks.

Fresh setback for Mario Gila (Photo by Marco Rosi – SS Lazio/Getty Images)

Lazio confirmed the defender’s injury, stating, “Mario Gila underwent clinical and instrumental examinations which revealed a fracture of the phalanx of the big toe of his left foot, suffered during training.”

Gila has started taking the appropriate treatment and the extent of his injury will be known soon. However, as things stand, the defender could be out for at least the next few weeks.

What does this mean for Real Madrid?

Mario Gila’s fresh injury setback is sure to dwindle any hopes of a potential return to Real Madrid this summer.

In any case, Gila’s chances of returning to Santiago Bernabeu were slim given that Real Madrid have finally made some ground in the deal to sign top defensive target Leny Yoro.

Los Blancos, though, would have liked having someone like Gila available as an alternative, especially with LOSC Lille still demanding a fortune for the Frenchman.

Unfortunately, that might not be an option anymore, no thanks to Gila’s injury. The club, though, will keep a close eye on the Spaniard’s injury situation, knowing he could return to fitness before the end of the summer break.

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