Earlier this week, Real Madrid announced the signing of Antonio Rudiger as their first acquisition for the summer. That, one would assume, is the beginning of a long and hectic transfer window for Los Blancos.
With the signing of one German international completed, the club now turns its attention to another player of the same nationality. Serge Gnabry has been a target for Carlo Ancelotti’s side for several months now, and negotiations are expected to catch pace in the coming weeks.
According to reports from Diario AS, Real Madrid are continuously monitoring the situation of Gnabry at Bayern Munich. It is said that the player is ready to make the move to the Santiago Bernabeu.
The 26-year-old had a successful 2021-22 season with Bayern Munich. In 34 league appearances, he scored 14 goals and provided five assists.
Despite his impressive form, the player seems far from a renewal at Munich. He is out of contract next summer, but a disparity between the two parties over his wages has caused contractual talks to collapse.
Real Madrid are not the only top European side pursuing Gnabry’s transfer. Arsenal and Liverpool are also said to be keeping tabs on his situation, too.
From Bayern Munich’s perspective, the club are willing to part ways with the player if an offer of €40 million is made. The figure would not be difficult for Los Blancos to reach, especially given that they have the money leftover from Kylian Mbappe’s failed transfer.
With the transfer window opening in less than a week, one can expect rapid developments in Gnabry’s situation.
Real Madrid do not want to pay ‘crazy money’ for top defensive target – Romano
As has been reported by multiple reliable sources today, Alphonso Davies is likely to be on his way to Real Madrid from Bayern Munich in the summer.
It has been suggested that the 23-year-old Canadian left-back already has a verbal agreement with Los Blancos over a transfer either this summer or in 2025, when his contract with the Bundesliga champions runs down.
Now, the idea is for Real Madrid to start negotiations with Bayern Munich over a transfer fee so that a mutually beneficial agreement can be reached for the summer window.
Real Madrid will not pay crazy money
Amidst all this, Fabrizio Romano has come out with an update claiming that Real Madrid do not intend to pay ‘crazy money’ to sign Davies from Bayern Munich given that he will be entering the final year of his contract.
The Italian transfer expert claims that Real Madrid have been the preferred destination for Davies for a while now and that the personal terms between the two parties will not be an issue at all.
So, a summer move would now hinge on Bayern Munich’s asking price for their left-back.
Romano states that the Bavarian giants will attempt to tie Davies down to a new contract until May or even June.
But if the left-back, who is demanding hefty wages worth around €20 million, does not agree to sign, they will be forced to sell instead of losing him for free next year.
In that scenario, Real Madrid will be best-placed to sign Davies, although Los Blancos will not go overboard with their spending on the Canadian.