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Real Madrid, Man City ready to make a move for Bayern Munich star this summer



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There is no doubt that Real Madrid are bracing themselves for a crucial summer ahead, with the reigning European champions likely to target multiple stars in an attempt to strengthen the squad.

One of the problem areas is the fullback department, with the club lacking proper depth on either side of the field. Real Madrid have already been strongly linked with a move for Chelsea star Reece James, who could be available for just €50 million.

But a report from Florian Plettenberg (h/t iMiaSanMia) now suggests Real Madrid could also make a move for Alphonso Davies. Recent reports have hailed the Bayern Munich man as one of the club’s priorities in their bid to strengthen the left-back position.

Davies, as Plettenberg mentions, is a target for both Real Madrid and Manchester City. The two European giants may approach the Canadian international in the coming summer, instead of waiting out another year.

The former Vancouver starlet, who is known for his speed and agility out wide, has been linked with a move away from Allianz Arena lately and is facing an uncertain future in Bavaria.

A Real Madrid move for Davies would come in the back of reports linking Ferland Mendy with a move away from Santiago Bernabeu. The Frenchman has done well since arriving at the club, but he has faced criticism for his lack of consistency and potential.

It has led to Real Madrid entering the market for other left-backs in the market, with Davies emerging as the ideal option. At 22, the Canadian could be a smart long-term investment for the club and a potential fix in the left-back department, considering Real Madrid have yet to find a proper replacement for Marcelo.

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Real Madrid have offered a three-year contract to 26-year-old Spanish midfielder



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According to AS, Real Madrid have sent a three-year contract offer with improved wages to Dani Ceballos and trust that the midfielder will continue at the club.

Ceballos is the last among the seven Los Blancos’ stars who entered the 2022/23 season with an expiring contract whose future is yet to be resolved.

Mariano Diaz, Marco Asensio, and Karim Benzema have all left Real Madrid while Toni Kroos, Luka Modric, and Nacho Fernandez are all set to continue at the Santiago Bernabeu for one more year.

As such, Ceballos remains the only player whose future remains unclear at this point.

The 26-year-old Spanish international has shown that he can offer value to the team and the club and manager Carlo Ancelotti are understood to ‘love’ him and want to retain his services.

Fans, too, made their feelings about the midfielder very clear this past weekend when Real Madrid played Athletic Club, as they chanted ‘Ceballos, stay!’

The Merengues have sent in a three-year proposal to the former Real Betis ace which includes an improvement in his wages. As such, the club expect him to pen the deal and continue at the Santiago Bernabeu.

However, Ceballos is yet to make a decision as he is weighing up the fact that he will have to compete for a place with six other midfielders.

Indeed, Real Madrid already have Kroos, Modric, Federico Valverde, Eduardo Camavinga, and Aurelien Tchouameni as competition for Ceballos. Now, they will also add Jude Bellingham to the roster, further amping up the battle for places.

Ceballos has two more offers apart from the one from Real Madrid – one from Spain and Italy each, although his former club Real Betis have not sent a proposal yet.

With the season over and less than three weeks left on his contract, it remains to be seen what the Real Madrid ace decides.

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