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Real Madrid lodge enquiry for €70 million-rated midfielder, Ancelotti appreciates him

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According to Santi Aouna of Foot Mercato, Real Madrid have made an enquiry for Napoli midfielder Stanislav Lobotka.

The 28-year-old midfielder has been with the Serie A outfit since 2020 and has grown into an important player, especially over the past year or so under Luciano Spalletti.

Indeed, Lobotka has been a permanent presence in the centre of the park for the Partenopei as they charge for the Scudetto and sit atop the Serie A standings currently.

Lobotka recently renewed his contract with Napoli, committing himself to the Italian giants until the summer of 2027. In the midst of this, though, Real Madrid have lodged an enquiry with the Serie A outfit over the price point for the Slovakian international.

Real Madrid have their sights firmly fixed on Jude Bellingham to strengthen their midfield for the summer of 2023. While the Englishman is seen as a replacement for Luka Modric, Los Blancos could be looking at Lobotka as a possible reinforcement in the holding midfield role.

Aurelien Tchouameni is the only out-and-out defensive midfielder at Carlo Ancelotti’s disposal. While Toni Kroos has been deployed in the role on occasions, the German ace is yet to renew and even if he does, it will only likely be for a year.

So, Real Madrid remain keen on strengthening their midfield unit further and Lobotka has emerged as a possible target.

The reigning Spanish and European champions have made an enquiry for the Slovakian international already and as per the report, Napoli will demand a sum of around €60-70 million for their prized asset.

Shelling out such a large sum for Lobotka in the summer would seem unlikely especially if Real Madrid want to sign Bellingham as well, given that the latter could cost in excess of €100 million.

So, it will be interesting to see if Los Merengues decide to press ahead with their interest in Lobotka or look at other options.

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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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