Real Madrid have set their sights on Juventus left-back Andrea Cambiaso and could make an offer to sign him in the summer.
This claim comes from Italian publication Corriere dello Sport, who report that the 23-year-old Juventus ace has managed to impress Carlo Ancelotti and his son Davide Ancelotti, the assistant manager at Real Madrid.
Real Madrid looking for a left-back
It is no secret that Real Madrid are interested in a new left-back in the summer with Alphonso Davies being identified as the primary target.
However, recent reports have suggested that the Canadian international might end up signing a new contract at Bayern Munich, jeopardising any potential transfer to Real Madrid in the summer.
Davies remains a player who is admired greatly by officials at the Spanish capital club, but a renewal at Bayern would make a summer move complicated. As such, alternatives are seemingly being lined up with Cambiaso being one.
Real Madrid could offer €40-50 million for Cambiaso
Andrea Cambiaso started out at Genoa and had loan stints at several clubs in Italy before Juventus snapped him up in the summer of 2022.
The Bianconeri loaned him out to Bologna for the 2022/23 campaign where he enjoyed a solid season and has now become a regular for Massimiliano Allegri’s Juventus setup this season. In 21 appearances this term, he has scored twice and assisted four goals.
Cambiaso is a player who is capable of playing on either flanks as a full-back or even as a wing-back, while he is also adept at slotting in the midfield – something that appeals to Ancelotti, after all Real Madrid also need a long-term heir to Dani Carvajal at right-back.
As such, the report suggests that Los Merengues would be willing to offer around €40-50 million to Juventus for Cambiaso in the summer.
At this point, the report needs to be taken with a pinch of salt, considering Davies is the primary target. But if the Canadian signs a new deal at Bayern, Cambiaso could become a serious option for Real Madrid.
Real Madrid do not want to pay ‘crazy money’ for top defensive target – Romano
As has been reported by multiple reliable sources today, Alphonso Davies is likely to be on his way to Real Madrid from Bayern Munich in the summer.
It has been suggested that the 23-year-old Canadian left-back already has a verbal agreement with Los Blancos over a transfer either this summer or in 2025, when his contract with the Bundesliga champions runs down.
Now, the idea is for Real Madrid to start negotiations with Bayern Munich over a transfer fee so that a mutually beneficial agreement can be reached for the summer window.
Real Madrid will not pay crazy money
Amidst all this, Fabrizio Romano has come out with an update claiming that Real Madrid do not intend to pay ‘crazy money’ to sign Davies from Bayern Munich given that he will be entering the final year of his contract.
The Italian transfer expert claims that Real Madrid have been the preferred destination for Davies for a while now and that the personal terms between the two parties will not be an issue at all.
So, a summer move would now hinge on Bayern Munich’s asking price for their left-back.
Romano states that the Bavarian giants will attempt to tie Davies down to a new contract until May or even June.
But if the left-back, who is demanding hefty wages worth around €20 million, does not agree to sign, they will be forced to sell instead of losing him for free next year.
In that scenario, Real Madrid will be best-placed to sign Davies, although Los Blancos will not go overboard with their spending on the Canadian.