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Real Madrid dealt major blow in pursuit of key defensive target

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Following the joy of winning the 15th UCL title over the weekend, Real Madrid fans are now excitedly awaiting the club’s announcement of Kylian Mbappe.

The newly-crowned champions of Europe appear to have reached an agreement with the Frenchman, who is expected to sign a five-year contract. Real Madrid are expected to officiate the deal anytime now.

The acquisition of Mbappe will mark the start of a busy summer ahead for Real Madrid, who are expected to beef up their options in the defensive department as well.

To that end, the Spanish giants have long been linked with a move for Alphonso Davies. The Bayern Munich star was identified as the ideal replacement for Ferland Mendy earlier in the campaign.

However, the Frenchman’s stellar performances this season have forced Real Madrid to reconsider their position, which in turn, has impacted the club’s pursuit of Davies.

Big blow for Real Madrid

Now, in a fresh blow for Real Madrid, there is a possibility Davies may end up renewing his contract at Bayern Munich.

What’s next for Alphonso Davies? (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

According to Florian Plettenberg (h/t Madrid Zone), Bayern Munich are now increasingly optimistic about the prospect of renewing the contract of the left-back.

Plettenberg further adds that talks are ongoing between Bayern Munich and Alphonso Davies surrounding the contract renewal.

There are positive indications that Davies may end up renewing his deal at Allianz Arena, effectively ruling Real Madrid out of the chase.

Regarded as one of the best young full-backs in Europe, Davies was unsettled at Bayern earlier in the campaign and reportedly wanted to embark on a new adventure elsewhere.

Real Madrid emerged as a potential destination for the Canadian international. However, the Spanish giants did not make any substantial effort to sign the player and were not too keen on meeting Bayern’s hefty demands.

Davies’ current contract in Bavaria expires in 2025. And although a renewal is not official just yet, time is running out for Real Madrid, if they are eager to sign the 23-year-old in the summer.

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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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