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Official: Real Madrid squad list to face Cacereno; Copa del Rey



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Real Madrid were blessed on the weekend as Barcelona dropped points against Espanyol. The Blaugranes were two points clear of Madrid before the game started, but the two teams are now on level terms heading into the Copa del Rey fixtures.

Madrid gear up to face Segunda division side Cacereno for the round of 32, and have made a few changes to their travelling squad ahead of the game.

Karim Benzema and Vinicius Jr have been rested for the fixture, with Ancelotti calling up on the services of Eden Hazard, Marco Asensio, Rodrygo, and 18-year-old Alvaro Rodriguez.

In midfield, Luka Modric and Toni Kroos have been dropped to rest them, with Sergio Arribas and Nico Paz receiving senior call-ups in their place. Interestingly enough, though, Aurelien Tchouameni remains on the squad list.

Andriy Lunin is expected to take charge of the goal, with Thibaut Courtois not travelling with the team. Castilla’s Marvel replaced David Alaba in the team.

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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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