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Inter Milan closely monitoring Real Madrid right-back’s situation – report



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Pre-season is often the final chance for a departing player to prove his worth to the manager. Not many players on the exit list get such an opportunity and the few who do often fail to utilize it.

Alvaro Odriozola’s story at Real Madrid this summer has been similar. At the end of last season, the defender’s departure from the Bernabeu looked certain, but he was given one final chance on the US tour.

Carlo Ancelotti was reportedly unimpressed by the right-back’s performance in the preseason. Now, Odriozola is set to leave the club.

According to reports from Ekrem Konur, Inter Milan are closely monitoring the situation of the Real Madrid right-back.

The Italians have Denzel Dumfries as their first choice right-back, but the Dutch international is linked with a move to the Premier League. With Chelsea edging closer to Dumfries’ signing, the Nerazzuri see Odriozola as an ideal replacement.

Daniel Carvajal and Lucas Vasquez are ahead of the 26-year-old in the pecking order. Needless to say, being a third-choice starter makes Odriozola a surplus in Ancelotti’s plans.

The former Real Sociedad player’s contract with Los Blancos ends in June 2024. It would appear that the current window is the best time for the club to sell him and gather some profit.

Last season, he made 13 league appearances for Real Madrid and scored two goals. However, he only oversaw three clean sheets and averaged less than five defensive actions per game.

It will be difficult for the club to find the right-back a suitor, given his high salary and low market value. Nevertheless, Inter Milan’s interest in the player comes as a sigh of relief, and one hopes it stems into something concrete.

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Ancelotti-favourite defender will leave Real Madrid if club signs 23-year-old ace



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With Kylian Mbappe’s signing now a completed objective, Real Madrid turn to what was always considered the second most critical operation of this summer – Alphonso Davies.

The Canadian full-back has been on Los Blancos’ radar for a while now, but with his contract with Bayern Munich running until 2025, his signing is seen to be a tad bit more complicated.

The Bavarians’ firm stance that they wish to persist with the speedster, needless to say, has only made the objective more complicated for Los Blancos.

No room for three

Despite Bayern Munich’s repeated advances towards Davies in recent weeks, Real Madrid are firm that they will attempt to sign the player this summer.

In light of the Canadian full-back’s possible arrival, Cadena SER reveals that Ferland Mendy will almost certainly leave Real Madrid if Davies’ signing is pulled off.

Carlo Ancelotti is clear that he has no room for three left-backs in his squad. One of Fran Garcia and Mendy must thus leave the Spanish capital in such a scenario and the Frenchman is better placed on that front.

Ferland Mendy (L) could leave Real Madrid if Davies arrives.. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

Mendy’s current deal in Madrid runs out next year and the player has been informed that a decision over his future at the club will be taken shortly.

On track with Davies

The Spanish outlet also reveal that the Canadian speedster rejected an offer from Bayern Munich in recent hours and that his departure from the Bavarian capital is not ruled out.

Bayern Munich demand a sum of €50 million for the dynamic full-back. Real Madrid, however, have set a spending limit of €30 million for the youngster and will not exceed that sum in any scenario.

Vincent Kompany’s men thus have a critical decision to make, for allowing Davies to run down the final year on his deal may well back-fire as did the case of Kylian Mbappe with PSG.

Real Madrid, as it stands, appear to be in the driver’s seat.

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