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Real Madrid baller in danger of missing the World Cup following injury – report

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Defending champions France have not had it easy coming into the 2022 World Cup. Their starting midfielders — N’Golo Kante and Paul Pogba have already been ruled out due to injuries, while star forward Christopher Nkunku picked up an injury in training and will miss the tournament.

Life in the French camp is not getting easier, either, with reports from Andres Ramos claiming that Karim Benzema found it very difficult to train with the team today and had to leave injured.

The journalist claims that the striker was not even at his ‘60%’, and that it could, potentially compromise his presence in the World Cup.

He has been ruled out for the pre-tournament friendly against Australia, and is ‘almost ruled out’ from the World Cup, as well. Benzema is going through medical examinations right now.

This is a massive hurdle for Didier Deschamps given Benzema’s form coming into the World Cup. The Real Madrid striker was at the heart of everything last season, winning the Ballon d’Or following success in La Liga and the Champions League.

This campaign, however, has been rather turbulent for him. Unfortunately, the veteran striker has picked up several injuries across the 2022/23 season.

Carlo Ancelotti has deployed star Rodrygo in his place multiple times this season, but as talented as the Brazilian is, he has been unable to replicate Benzema’s exploits.

Benzema had already missed France’s World Cup-winning campaign in 2018 and is now in danger of missing out on the defence.

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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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