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Real Madrid defender not in group training, set to miss Real Sociedad clash

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After Sunday night’s 3-2 win over FC Barcelona, Real Madrid players were given two days off by manager Carlo Ancelotti.

The stars returned to training today as they began preparations for the upcoming game against Real Sociedad on Friday night.

No Ferland Mendy in training

With Real Madrid resuming training, journalist Melchor Ruiz of COPE reports that defender Ferland Mendy is not training with the rest of the group today ahead of Friday’s clash against Real Sociedad.

Mendy, 28, did not participate in the game against Barcelona on Sunday due to some overload in his left leg and fatigue stepping in after the efforts against Manchester City.

And, it appears that the French international is still not ready to make a full return to training with the rest of the group.

With Mendy not being a part of the team training today, there are question marks over his availability against Real Sociedad for Friday night.

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Mendy could miss Real Sociedad clash. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

Mendy to be available vs Bayern Munich

While Mendy’s availability for the La Liga fixture this week is under doubt, the report states that the French left-back will definitely be ready to face Bayern Munich next week.

Real Madrid take on the Bavarian giants in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League semi-final away at the Allianz Arena on April 30.

And, as things stand, the expectation is that Mendy will be ready and available for the trip to Germany even though he might miss the Real Sociedad clash.

The Frenchman is staring at an uncertain future at Real Madrid, with a number of top Premier League clubs interested.

As such, he will be eager to put on a strong showing and secure his future at Real Madrid between now and the end of the season.

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Real Madrid send ultimatum offer for Alphonso Davies, comfortable with three existing players

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A recent report from Defensa Central has revealed that Real Madrid are interested in signing Alphonso Davies from Bayern Munich, hoping to secure the deal for a fee between €30 million and €35 million.

Currently, Real Madrid’s main focus is on their upcoming Champions League final against Borussia Dortmund. 

As a result, they have not been concentrating much on their summer transfer plans. However, despite this distraction, their interest in Davies has been reignited, marking another step towards bringing him to Madrid.

It is said that Davies remains a key target for Real Madrid and the club is strategising to make a move for him, believing that the time and situation are on their side. 

It is to be noted that Davies’ contract with Bayern Munich ends in 2025, and there are no indications that he plans to renew it. Real Madrid are banking on this uncertainty to pressure Bayern into selling him.

Bayern ready to part ways with Davies

It is said that Bayern have made their stance clear regarding Davies: he must either extend his contract or be sold this summer. 

Davies has not yet made his decision known, although Bayern suspect he is leaning towards leaving. He hasn’t responded to their offer of a salary increase, which would pay him around €13 million gross per year. 

Real Madrid are still interested in signing Alphonso Davies (Photo by OSCAR DEL POZO/AFP via Getty Images)

Bayern are unwilling to raise their offer and are keen to resolve this situation quickly to plan for the next season.

Real Madrid are loving this drama

As days pass, Davies’ market value decreases slightly due to his inconsistent season, marked by injuries and patches of poor performance. 

Bayern are under pressure to sell him to avoid losing him for free later, which has led to a reduced asking price. 

Real Madrid are aware of this situation and remember Davies’ impressive performance in the second leg of the Champions League semi-finals at Santiago Bernabeu, where he scored a spectacular goal.

Real Madrid are in no rush

For now, Real Madrid are aiming to sign Davies for as little as possible within the €30 million to €35 million range. 

They are in no rush since they already have two capable left-backs in their squad—Ferland Mendy and Fran García—and are considering buying back Miguel Gutierrez. Thus, securing a new left-back isn’t an urgent need for them.

Nonetheless, Real Madrid are committed to acquiring the Canadian star. Their scouting team has long recommended him, and negotiations have been ongoing since last summer. 

There is already a verbal agreement between Davies and Real Madrid, indicating that the club’s interest is serious and well-planned.

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