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Real Madrid full-back out for six weeks, will miss UCL clash vs Liverpool – report

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In yet another injury blow for Real Madrid, Lucas Vazquez is set to be sidelined for a month and a half due to the ankle injury he sustained on Wednesday against Valencia.

This claim comes from journalist Jorge C Picon who states that the 31-year-old will, in all likelihood, miss the Merengues’ UEFA Champions League Round of 16 first-leg contest against Liverpool in February.

Vazquez started for Real Madrid in their Spanish Super Cup tie against Valencia last night in Riyadh. With Dani Carvajal only recently returning from an injury, manager Carlo Ancelotti opted to start with the winger-turned-right-back against Los Che.

However, Vazquez was forced off the pitch just before the 70th-minute mark with an ankle sprain. The Spaniard was subjected to medical tests today and the prognosis is not positive as he is now set to be out of action for six weeks due to the injury.

Vazquez has served as an able deputy to Carvajal at right-back and has played 15 times this season, scoring two goals and registering one assist. His absence will come as a blow for Real Madrid, who are already dealing with injuries to some other players.

David Alaba and Aurelien Tchouameni are out for three weeks and have not even travelled to Saudi Arabia for the Super Cup. Meanwhile, Ferland Mendy had been dealing with some muscle overload but did feature against Valencia, coming on as a substitute.

Eder Militao took a blow to the head last night and left the field feeling dizzy. However, he is expected to be fit and ready for the Super Cup final later this week.

But the same cannot be said of Eduardo Camavinga, who hurt his knee on Wednesday and is a serious doubt for the final, which will see Real Madrid face either Barcelona or Real Betis.

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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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