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Real Madrid are not interested in signing Bayern Munich winger – report
After Kylian Mbappe’s failed move to Real Madrid, fans were sure that Florentino Perez would, in fact, pursue an alternative in the form of a winger who could add depth to their attack.
Of the several options on the horizon, Serge Gnabry seemed to be the next best thing.
Now, the tables have reportedly turned. According to MARCA, Real Madrid believe that Gnabry’s position is already well covered. With Marco Asensio and Rodrygo in the squad, the German’s signing is no longer deemed a necessity.
The report comes as a contradiction to the situation 24 hours ago when Los Blancos were said to be closely monitoring his situation. The €40 million price tag demanded by Bayern Munich is not a figure out of reach for Ancelotti’s side.
As the summer transfer window edges closer, Gnabry’s future seems to be further away from Munich. Despite the winger’s impressive numbers, talks over a renewal stalled after a disparity over the wages.
Arsenal and Liverpool from the Premier League are closely eyeing the German’s situation and will be relieved to hear of Madrid’ exit from the race. Nevertheless, it is not over until it’s over.
Marco Asensio’s future at Madrid is under a cloud of doubt. If the Spaniard departs the club in June, the door for Gnabry will certainly reopen.
If the German does arrive in Madrid, he will face stiff competition from Rodrygo to fill the third place in attack. The Brazilian had an unreal impact at the tail end of the 2021/22 season and was instrumental in steering his team to the UCL final.
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Nacho set to stay at Real Madrid, will be new club captain – report
Real Madrid have finally received some good news as MARCA confirms that Nacho has finally made his decision about his future, and is set to continue at the club for the foreseeable future.
His contract expires in the summer, and Real Madrid had tabled an extension for the player, which was not accepted by the Spaniard at the time. Now, however, he has decided to reject offers from Juventus, Inter Milan, Chelsea, Inter Milan, and AC Milan.
Nacho will sign a one year extension, with the option to extend for another year if both parties reach an agreement.
His continuity also means that he will be the new club captain for the 2023/24 season, since Karim Benzema is leaving the club on a free transfer in the summer. Luka Modric will be second captain, followed by Daniel Carvajal and Toni Kroos.
Carlo Ancelotti has also spoken to the player, confirming that they trust him for next season in the team, which has gone a long way in helping convince the player.
The Italian gaffer also spoke about the Spanish defender’s contract situation after the game against Athletic Club yesterday, saying:
“Asensio, Nacho and Ceballos? We have explained them their roles. The club have offered them renewals. Asensio has preferred to leave, Ceballos and Nacho are still thinking about it.”
While a centre-back by trade, Nacho has played across the defence for Madrid continuously, including putting shifts at left-back, right-back, and even centre-back.
His departure would have probably pushed Madrid to sign another defender, especially since they are considering selling Ferland Mendy if a good offer arrives.
Regardless of that, though, Madrid are moving to sign Alphonso Davies, and have already made initial contacts with the player. Bayern Munich have not rejected their advances.
Further, the los blancos management have already met with Davies’ entourage twice, cementing their interest in the Canadian ace.