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Real Madrid handed boost as Bayern Munich will not met key target’s €13 million wage demand



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For the past few months, Real Madrid has been closely monitoring the developments surrounding Alphonso Davies with a keen and opportunistic interest.

The Royal Whites’ performances this season have been nothing but exemplary, as their recent Spanish Super Cup triumph was a testament to the strength of Carlo Ancelotti’s squad.

However, Real Madrid have historically been renowned for continually raising the bar. And a position that could arguably make do with some world-class talent is the left-back spot.

As such, Real Madrid are licking their chops at the prospect of acquiring Davies, who is yet to find common ground with Bayern Munich over contract negotiations.

Real Madrid remains attentive

Indeed, as per Mundo Deportivo, the Bavarians have no intention of paying Davies twice as much as his current contract.

Davies wants to become one of the highest-paid players in the squad, demanding €13 million per season.

However, with the Canadian’s contract set to expire in June 2025, Bayern Munich also does not wish to lose him on a free transfer next year and are thus expected to place him on the market in the upcoming summer transfer window.

If talks continue to yield no outcome, with Bayern currently showcasing no desire to disrupt their wage structure for Davies, Real Madrid would be eager to pounce on the situation.

Set to be sold next summer? (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

Although Carlo Ancelotti recently defended Ferland Mendy, heralding him as the best defensive full-back in the world, Davies would imply making a significant step up.

For now, Real Madrid are calm and patient; Florentino Perez does not intend to make any moves that could blow up the operation, which was planned for next season.

Unwilling to risk relationship

As per prior information, Real Madrid will spare no effort to acquire the marauding full-back, but, they will not jeopardize their standing with Bayern Munich in the process.

The 23-year-old has refused their offers of a contract extension thus far, and if this trend continues until June, Bayern will be forced to sell him.

At that point, Real Madrid will go the traditional route and work out a formal deal with the German club.

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Official: Real Madrid announce starting lineup to face Real Betis



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Real Madrid will sign off on their successful La Liga campaign today with a fixture against Real Betis at the Santiago Bernabeu.

The game, being seen as a final preparation for the UEFA Champions League final against Borussia Dortmund, sees manager Carlo Ancelotti field his strongest possible lineup.

All eyes will obviously be on the retiring Toni Kroos, who bids goodbye to the Bernabeu in what will be his final home game as a Real Madrid player.

The German international starts in the centre of the park alongside Federico Valverde, while Eduardo Camavinga slots in as the No. 6.

Meanwhile, Real Madrid captain, Nacho Fernandez, also starts in what could be his last game at the Bernabeu as well.

Nacho pairs up with Antonio Rudiger in defence, flanked by the full-back pairing of Dani Carvajal and Ferland Mendy. Thibaut Courtois starts in goal ahead of Andriy Lunin and Kepa Arrizabalaga.

Up front, Vinicius Jr. starts in attack, partnering up with Rodrygo Goes. Top scorer Jude Bellingham occupies the attacking midfield role for Real Madrid.

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