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Real Madrid change transfer stance on €50 million-rated Bayern Munich speedster

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Alphonso Davies was touted as the next big target for Real Madrid after Kylian Mbappe’s signing this summer.

The Bayern Munich left-back has been on the Merengues’ radars for a long time now and with his contract set to expire in 2025, the Spanish capital club felt the time was right to swoop in.

At the same time, though, Real Madrid are clear that they will not pay over the odds for Davies considering his contract situation. As such, they have been unwilling to entertain Bayern Munich’s demands of €60 million.

Davies no longer a necessity

Now, though, MARCA reports that Real Madrid have changed their stance as far as their summer pursuit of Alphonso Davies is concerned.

In the past, the Canadian left-back’s signing was seen as a priority especially considering Ferland Mendy’s injury problems as well as the fact that his contract expires next year.

However, now, as per the aforementioned report, Real Madrid do not see Davies’ signing as an absolute necessity any longer.

Davies no longer a necessity. (Photo by Hector Vivas/Getty Images)

This has a lot to do with the form that Mendy showcased in the season gone by, with the Real Madrid coaching staff and the management left convinced by the Frenchman.

Furthermore, there is also the problem of plenty as they would have to juggle with three left-backs if add Davies to a department that already has Mendy and Fran Garcia.

On top of that, Bayern Munich are pushing hard to renew Davies’ contract and Real Madrid believe that there is a possibility that the left-back will end up signing a new deal.

As such, Real Madrid no longer see his transfer as an absolute necessity and only as a market opportunity.

That is to say, they would consider his signing if the conditions are to their satisfaction. If not, Ancelotti is happy to continue with Mendy and has even asked for his renewal.

*Player valuation in title obtained from transfermarkt.com on date of publication

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Just in: Real Madrid’s defensive target picks up fresh injury

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Real Madrid are in active negotiations with LOSC Lille for the transfer of Leny Yoro. After weeks of impasse, the club appear to have made some ground in the race to sign the Frenchman.

However, should the Yoro deal fall through in the coming weeks, Real Madrid have identified Lazio’s Mario Gila as the ideal alternative.

Formerly of RM Castilla, Gila currently plies his trade for Lazio and has emerged as a key defensive lynchpin for the Italian outfit, impressing onlookers with his technique and discipline.

Mario Gila picks up fresh injury

However, in a major development, it appears Mario Gila has picked up a fresh injury during training, reports Diario AS.

In the pre-season camp at Auronzo di Cadore, Gila appears to have fractured his left foot and could be out for several weeks.

Fresh setback for Mario Gila (Photo by Marco Rosi – SS Lazio/Getty Images)

Lazio confirmed the defender’s injury, stating, “Mario Gila underwent clinical and instrumental examinations which revealed a fracture of the phalanx of the big toe of his left foot, suffered during training.”

Gila has started taking the appropriate treatment and the extent of his injury will be known soon. However, as things stand, the defender could be out for at least the next few weeks.

What does this mean for Real Madrid?

Mario Gila’s fresh injury setback is sure to dwindle any hopes of a potential return to Real Madrid this summer.

In any case, Gila’s chances of returning to Santiago Bernabeu were slim given that Real Madrid have finally made some ground in the deal to sign top defensive target Leny Yoro.

Los Blancos, though, would have liked having someone like Gila available as an alternative, especially with LOSC Lille still demanding a fortune for the Frenchman.

Unfortunately, that might not be an option anymore, no thanks to Gila’s injury. The club, though, will keep a close eye on the Spaniard’s injury situation, knowing he could return to fitness before the end of the summer break.

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