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Real Madrid midfield trifecta unlikely to feature against Real Valladolid – report



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The FIFA World Cup reached its conclusion Sunday evening when Argentina became the first South American country to lift the coveted trophy since 2002, by beating France on penalties.

With the World Cup over, we are edging closer to the restart of club football. For Real Madrid, they are slated to resume their season with a trip to Jose Zorrilla as they face Real Valladolid at the end of the month.

Real Madrid have already played a friendly heading into this contest as they have no intention to drop points and slip behind Barcelona further at the top of the league table.

However, with just little more than a week to go before they face Valladolid, Real Madrid are risking missing out on a few important players, in the form of Eduardo Camavinga, Luka Modric and Aurelien Tchouameni.

This has been reported by AS (h/t Madrid Xtra), which suggests that the three players will only get nine days of rest as their respective teams had reached the final stages of the competition.

In contrast, other Real Madrid players such as Thibaut Courtois, Eden Hazard, Federico Valverde Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo have had significantly more time to rest.

This could play a key role in potentially ruling Modric, Tchouameni and Camavinga out of the Valladolid game, which in turn, could serve as a major blow for Los Blancos.

Both Camavinga and Tchouameni were part of the French team that faced Argentina in the final. They were close to clinching the trophy but lost the game in a penalty shootout, where Tchouameni missed one of the strikes.

Modric’s Croatia, on the other hand, were eliminated by champions Argentina in the semi-final stage. But his team had to stay back in Qatar for the third-place playoff, which was won by Croatia as they beat Morocco 2-1.

With the three midfielders tipped to miss out, Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti may have to make some serious adjustments in the middle of the park, in his bid to restart the season in a positive manner against Valladolid.

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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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