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Four Real Madrid players at risk of getting suspended for Real Sociedad encounter
Following their midweek mishap against Girona FC away in Catalonia, Real Madrid return to home comforts this weekend as they host UD Almeria at the Santiago Bernabeu later today.
Real Madrid will be looking to leave behind the 4-2 humiliation at the hands of Girona and produce a strong reaction in front of their supporters, especially given the need to build up some steam ahead of important games against Real Sociedad, Osasuna, and Manchester City.
In the lead-up to the game, Real Madrid were dealt with a major injury blow as Luka Modric has been ruled out for at least two weeks with a hamstring issue.
But there was some good news as well, as Karim Benzema, Thibaut Courtois, and Eden Hazard all recovered from their issues and are back for the game. Dani Ceballos also returns to the squad after serving a one-match ban for accumulation of yellow cards.
Speaking of accumulation of cards, Real Madrid have as many as four players who are at the risk of getting suspended if they pick up a yellow in today’s game against Almeria.
Indeed, Dani Carvajal, Eder Militao, Eduardo Camavinga, and Vinicius Jr are all in danger of missing the next La Liga match against Real Sociedad if they get cautioned by the referee in the match against Almeria.
Carvajal, Militao, and Camavinga are all on four yellow cards currently. Given that Real Madrid are already light in numbers in defence with the absence of David Alaba and Ferland Mendy due to injuries, losing any of these three players could be a blow for Carlo Ancelotti.
As for Vinicius, the Brazilian is on nine yellows after picking up one more in the midweek game against Girona. Considering his importance to the team, his absence would be a major hindrance, especially against a tough opposition like Real Sociedad.
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Real Madrid plan to hold talks with Chelsea over €60 million-rated German international
Kai Havertz has emerged as the latest target for Real Madrid as they look to beef up the attacking unit ahead of the new season.
The club are bracing themselves for the loss of Marco Asensio, who is reportedly closing in on a move to Paris Saint-Germain. Even Dani Ceballos is facing an uncertain future at Santiago Bernabeu, though the club are making a last-gasp effort to keep hold of the midfielder.
In order to mitigate the losses, Real Madrid are planning to bring in a new attacker, with Havertz emerging as a potential candidate.
According to Fabrizio Romano, Real Madrid’s plan is to hold talks with Chelsea in the next few weeks, over the possibility of Havertz’s move to the Bernabeu.
The Premier League giants seek good money for the German international, but do not consider him ‘untouchable’. The player, after all, has endured a difficult season, where his productivity has been questioned.
The former Bayer Leverkusen starlet has netted seven goals in the Premier League this past season, but the number could have easily breached the 15 mark if the forward had successfully converted most of his chances.
Chelsea, therefore, are ready to offload the German ahead of the new season. The Blues had signed the young playmaker in the summer of 2020, for an astounding €80 million. But the move has not paid off at all, with the player scoring just 32 goals in 139 appearances.
Chelsea are now keen on recouping some of that investment by asking big money for Havertz this summer. Real Madrid, for their part, are not exactly clear how much they should spend on the German, but they appear ready to take the gamble on the player.