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Real Madrid defender did not complete training due to back issue – report

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With the new season less than a month away, Real Madrid finally have the full squad training under Carlo Ancelotti’s command. The manager hopes to change the team’s fundamental setup for the coming campaign, and the preseason games in the United States give him the perfect environment to test his choices.

It has however not been the start Ancelotti was looking for so far. According to reports from Mario Cortegana, Dani Carvajal did not complete yesterday’s training session due to his back problem. The issue, however, does not appear serious.

The Spanish defender has been Ancelotti’s go-to man at right-back in recent years and is the first choice for the position by quite some distance. An injury so early in the campaign, however, cannot be a good sign.

Los Blancos seriously considered the possibility of bringing in a right-back this summer in an effort to gradually phase out the veteran core. However, the manager’s trust in Carvajal coupled with the team’s cautious spending caused that operation to be postponed.

The Merengues have a reliable backup option in Lucas Vazquez, and the 32-year-old can play at right-back in the pre-season if Real Madrid decide not to risk Carvajal.

At the moment, however, nothing has been announced about the extent of the former Bayer Leverkusen star’s issue and his recovery.

Carvajal made 27 La Liga appearances last season for the Galacticos and provided two assists in the process. Ke averaged 0.8 key passes and over five defensive actions per game and oversaw just one clean sheet in the process.

Los Blancos play their first game in the US on Sunday night as they take on AC Milan at the Rose Bowl Stadium. More clarity on the right-back’s availability for the game is expected in the hours to come.

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Report: Real Madrid reactivate interest to sign €50 million-rated defender

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According to a report from Mundo Deportivo, Real Madrid have decided to reactivate the operation to sign Alphonso Davies from Bayern Munich.

The Spanish football giant has shown interest in the Canadian star for quite some time but has yet to seal the deal. Now, following the conclusion of the Copa America, Real Madrid are reigniting their efforts to sign Davies.

Before the Copa America began, Davies mentioned that he would postpone any decisions about his future until after the tournament. 

With the competition now over, his future remains a hot topic for both Real Madrid and Bayern Munich, who are keenly monitoring the situation.

Real Madrid will not meet Bayern’s demand

Real Madrid are hesitant to meet Bayern Munich’s asking price of €50 million for Davies, whose current contract runs until 2025. 

Negotiations between Bayern Munich and Davies’ agent have been ongoing, but they haven’t reached an agreement. Davies is reportedly seeking a significant salary increase, rumoured to be around €20 million per season, which Bayern Munich has declined.

Alphonso Davies is likely to leave Real Madrid. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)

In light of this stalemate, Bayern Munich’s management has decided to withdraw their renewal offer, risking the possibility of Davies leaving for free when his contract expires in 2025. 

This development has opened the door for Real Madrid, who are preparing to make an offer that could potentially satisfy Bayern Munich’s demands.

Davies is likely to leave

In Germany, the consensus is that Davies is likely to leave Bayern Munich this summer, with Real Madrid being the most probable destination. The situation is fluid, but it appears that the Spanish club is in a strong position to acquire the talented Canadian defender.

For Real Madrid, securing a player of Davies’ calibre would be a significant boost to their squad. The club is known for its aggressive transfer strategies, and bringing in a player like Davies aligns with their goals.

As the summer transfer window progresses, the focus will remain on the negotiations between Real Madrid and Bayern Munich. 

Both clubs have a lot at stake, and the outcome will depend on their ability to find common ground regarding the transfer fee and Davies’ salary demands.

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