According to a report from BILD (via Mundo Deportivo), Bayern Munich left-back Alphonso Davies is waiting to see if Real Madrid make an approach for him before holding contract talks with the Bavarian giants.
Davies is a player who has been on Real Madrid’s radar for a while now. The Canadian international is being looked at as a replacement for Ferland Mendy, who is facing an uncertain future at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Since joining the German champions, the 22-year-old speedster has grown into one of the best left-backs in the game, with his attacking output and searing pace being standout aspects of his game.
As such, Real Madrid have fixed their sights on Davies despite having roped in Fran Garcia this summer.
But, Davies’ current contract with Bayern Munich runs until 2025 and they have no intention whatsoever to sell him in the summer.
However, the possibility of an exit next summer, when he will have just 12 months left on his deal, could be very much on the cards.
As such, Davies and his agent are holding off on contract negotiations with the Bundesliga champions. Another reason that the 22-year-old’s camp is reluctant to open talks over a new deal is because of the recent instability in the administrative structure at Bayern Munich.
With the player and his agent putting off talks, this stance is starting to frustrate the Bavarian giants as per the report.
As things stand, Real Madrid have an interest in Davies. But a move for him seems unlikely this summer unless Ferland Mendy is sold. Even then, it could take a big fee given Bayern Munich’s stance of not wanting to sell this summer.
Real Madrid defender will be fit to play vs Girona after knock against Las Palmas
Real Madrid were sent in a state of worry last night as their defensive options appeared to have fully diminished.
With Eder Militao already out on the sidelines, Los Blancos lost David Alaba to an injury in the first half of their game against Las Palmas at the Santiago Bernabeu.
It left Carlo Ancelotti with just two frontline senior centre-backs in Antonio Rudiger and Nacho Fernandez.
And by the end of the match, Rudiger was seen limping even though he played the entire 90 minutes.
Rudiger’s knock not serious
The sight of the German being in discomfort raised some concerns. But now, journalist Melchor Ruiz of COPE has provided a positive update on Rudiger’s situation which will come as a relief for Real Madrid fans.
As per the update, Rudiger was put through tests today and the results show that his condition is nothing to be concerned about.
All signs point towards the former Chelsea ace being available to play against La Liga leaders Girona on Saturday away at Montilivi.
This comes as a big relief for Los Blancos who would have been left with Nacho as the last man standing in the centre-back department if Rudiger too was injured.
What did Ancelotti say?
Speaking after the 2-0 win over Las Palmas last night, Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti had indicated that Rudiger’s injury was not something to worry about, saying:
“Rüdiger is touched, it’s a blow, but we think it’s going to be fine for the next game. The Alaba thing is a problem with the abductor and I don’t think he’ll be there on Saturday.”
And that is how it has panned out with Rudiger’s knock not serious and the German is now expected to be ready for the Girona clash.
As for Alaba, he will undergo MRI scans tomorrow to determine the extent of his injury.