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Monaco will accept ‘nothing less than €80 million’ for Real Madrid midfield target



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Real Madrid, the newly crowned Champions of Europe look to strengthen their squad ahead of the coming season, especially given the expectation that comes after such a successful year.

While several players have been linked with Los Blancos, Aurelien Tchouameni is one whose transfer is progressing the fastest.

According to reports from Fabrizio Romano, contacts between Real Madrid and AS Monaco will continue in the coming hours. The club feel confident about signing the midfielder as he prioritises Madrid.

However, the Ligue 1 side are unwilling to listen to offers less than €80 million. As the negotiations continue, Paris Saint-Germain lurk in the shadows hoping to swoop the player.

Yesterday, media outlets said that Carlo Ancelotti’s side were willing to meet Monaco’s demands and even offer more if necessary. Needless to say, the funds saved from Mbappe’s failed transfer are being put to wiser use.

Tchouameni has nailed down his first-choice position, and can play both as a defensive and central midfielder. The Frenchman will arrive at the Santiago Bernabeu as a backup to starters Casemiro, Toni Kroos, and Luka Modric, but is expected to replace one of them in the long run.

Despite attracting interest from Liverpool and PSG among other top European clubs, the youngster is firm on his desire to join the Champions League winners.

At the young age of 22, the Frenchman started 33 league games for Monaco in the past season. In addition to his three goals and two assists, he recorded an average of three interceptions, 2.5 tackles, a clearance and 7.5 duels won per ninety minutes.

The high price tag attached to Tchouameni’s transfer is because of his long term contract with Monaco. The youngster’s deal with the French side does not end until 2024, meaning that they have leverage over his future.

It now seems to be just a matter of time before his arrival is officially announced by the club. Alongside Federico Valverde and Eduardo Camavinga, he is expected to form the future midfield trident for Real Madrid.

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Real Madrid contact Bayern Munich for €70 million-rated left-back, Germans open to negotiate



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Real Madrid are working on reinforcing their team on multiple fronts this summer transfer window, and have prepared a revolutionary sum for their endeavours. 

Reports claim that Madrid are ready to sell €300-400 million this summer as they know the team will be unable to compete without a ton more depth. 

Four of their forwards have already left the club this summer, a list that starts with Marco Asensio, but also includes Eden Hazard, Mariano Diaz, and most importantly, Karim Benzema. 

While it is clear that they will be spending a fortune to bring in multiple attackers, Madrid also need to spare money for other positions, such as the left-back spot. 

Ferland Mendy has been placed on the exit list, and even if he is to continue, Madrid have already chosen Bayern Munich’s Alphonso Davies as their next star fullback. 

According to Spanish outlet MARCA, Real Madrid have already contacted Bayern Munich over a transfer for Davies this summer. Their approaches have not been rejected by the Bavarian giants.

The report also stated that Madrid have travelled to Munich twice already to speak to Davies’ entourage as they prepare the move. The Canadian has a contract until 2025, and reportedly does not want to extend his deal.

Davies’ attacking prowess could work brilliantly for Vinicius Jr, too, who has been carrying the burden of the left-wing alone for the last two years.

Further, Madrid are very worried about the left-back role, especially given the sheer number of injuries this season. Mendy, David Alaba, Nacho, Antonio Rudiger, and even Eduardo Camavinga have put in shifts in that position.

Davies will not come cheap, though, with the price tag expected to exceed €60-70 million. However, at 22, the Canadian would be a very long-term solution for a problem that’s been worrying Madrid for a few years.

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