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Real Madrid could offer 21-year-old starlet in deal for Bayern Munich defender



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It is well-established at this point that Real Madrid plan to go all-out for the signing of Bayern Munich left-back Alphonso Davies in the summer.

Along with Kylian Mbappe, the 23-year-old Canadian international is a top target for Carlo Ancelotti’s side for the summer window and plans are already underway to incorporate him into the squad.

Davies will enter the final year of his contract with Bayern Munich in the summer and Real Madrid have allegedly asked him not to renew.

With contract talks not progressing, the Spanish capital club are ready to make their next move in pursuit of the €70 million-rated speedster.

Real Madrid ready to offer Rafa Marin in Davies deal

Now Tobi Altschaffl of BILD is reporting that Real Madrid are prepared to offer up one of their players as a makeweight in their bid to sign Bayern Munich star Alphonso Davies.

Indeed, the Merengues are understood to be willing to add Rafa Marin into the operation, so that they can sign Davies from the Bavarian giants in the summer.

Marin, 21, is currently on loan at Deportivo Alaves in La Liga and has done a solid job thus far. There have been reports that the Spaniard would be the fourth-choice centre-back at Real Madrid next season.

Alphonso Davies is a target for Real Madrid. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

But with there being plans to sign a new centre-back, Marin might not enter Carlo Ancelotti’s scheme altogether and Real Madrid could offer him to Bayern, who themselves are interested in signing a defender and like the 21-year-old starlet.

Bayern could sell Davies

The report from BILD further states that Bayern Munich could be forced to sell Davies next summer as an agreement over a new contract is far from being reached.

The defender is understood to be holding out for a new contract worth around €13 million per year which is something that the Bundesliga champions are reluctant to meet.

In that case, the Bavarians have internally decided to offload Davies if his wage demands do not lower and the prospect of signing Marin as part of the deal might appeal to them.

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‘Will have to put my feelings aside’ – Bellingham on facing Borussia Dortmund in UCL final



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It has been a special debut season for Jude Bellingham at Real Madrid.

Since arriving from Borussia Dortmund in a deal worth €103 million, plus add-ons, last summer, the 20-year-old sensation has become an instant hit at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Despite his form declining a bit in the second half of the season, Bellingham has racked up returns of 23 goals and 12 assists from 41 games in all competitions.

A special game for Bellingham

Having won La Liga and the Spanish Super Cup, Bellingham now has the chance to end the season in the most epic ways possible by lifting the UEFA Champions League, against his former club, in his homeland.

As such, Saturday’s UCL final at Wembley, against Dortmund, is set to be a special one for the young phenom, and he acknowledged as much during an interview today.

“It’s a very special game for me but I’ll have to put feelings aside. It’s been a great season, they’ve made me feel very welcome and I’ve enjoyed playing football with them,” said Bellingham, as quoted by Mundo Deportivo.

Bellingham faces his former club in the UCL final. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

When asked if he had been in touch with any of his former Dortmund teammates ahead of Saturday’s showpiece event, Bellingham replied:

“I’ve spoken to Sancho, we said we’d meet there. He took me under his wing when I came to Dortmund and that meant a lot to me.”

On how Real Madrid can win the game

Earlier today, Carlo Ancelotti was asked if he had sought any information from Bellingham to prepare a strategy to beat Borussia Dortmund.

The midfielder himself was asked by the media as to how Real Madrid can get past his former club at Wembley this weekend, to which he replied:

“To win we will have to play at our maximum level, if we are at that level it is very difficult for our opponents. The staff are sure to do a great job analysing Dortmund, I trust them 100 per cent.”

Stressing how it is a dream for him to win the UEFA Champions League with Real Madrid, Bellingham remarked:

“Winning the Champions League is the reason I’m here, I always dreamed of playing for this team, and this team is linked to the Champions League. I want to be a small part of their history.”

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