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Real Madrid, Barcelona among clubs keen on 23-year-old defender, initial contacts made



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According to claims in Portuguese media, as relayed Mundo Deportivo, Pedro Porro has become one of the hottest prospects in the market right now, with a host of clubs interested in his services ahead of the January transfer window.

Real Madrid are among the clubs keeping close tabs on the situation of Porro, whose agent could meet with the Sporting CP representatives to discuss the possibility of a potential sale in January.

This comes after an excellent start to the season for the defender, who has firmly established himself as one of the top-performing players in the Portuguese league so far. The right-back has indeed been extremely consistent, impressing the onlookers with his balanced style of play out wide.

Porro’s efforts have not gone unnoticed, with Real Madrid joined by other giants such as FC Barcelona, Juventus, and Tottenham Hotspur in the race to sign the defender.

The likes of Real Madrid and Barça have already made initial contacts, exploring the possibility of a January swoop.

However, luring Porro away from Sporting CP will not be a cost-effective operation. Since the defender has a contract until 2025, he will not come cheap. In fact, he reportedly has a release clause worth €45 million embedded in his deal.

There could be grounds for negotiations, but Sporting CP will not make it easy, especially knowing that Porro’s former club, Manchester City, will pocket 30% of the proceeds from the player’s sale.

This essentially means that Sporting may only receive €31 million if some team agrees to pay Porro’s release clause.

But that could be a difficult proposition even for clubs such as Real Madrid, who are in need of a new right-back who can offer competition to Dani Carvajal. While Lucas Vazquez has acted as an able deputy, he is into his thirties and the club needs to look forward to the future.

So, a player like Porro can be a good addition to that end, although a January swoop for him seems unlikely as Real Madrid reportedly have no plans to invest in new players in the winter.

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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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