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Real Madrid midfielder did not train with national team due to calf discomfort

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With the France national team set to face off against Morocco in the semi-finals of the FIFA World Cup 2022 in a couple of days, Real Madrid midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni is suffering from a discomfort in his calf.

This claim comes from French publication L’Equipe, who report that the 22-year-old midfielder was not spotted in training with the rest of the team as a result of the discomfort.

Tchouameni has been a permanent fixture in the middle of the park for France at the World Cup so far. The youngster has been delivering solid performances one after the other for Didier Deschamps’ side, helping them progress to the semi-finals of the competition.

In fact, the former AS Monaco ace even scored a golazo as France defeated England 2-1 in the quarter-finals this past weekend.

Tchouameni’s absence though is said to be only precautionary and, as things stand, there is no danger of him missing the semi-final encounter against Morocco in a couple of days.

The midfielder arrived at Real Madrid this past summer, arriving from Monaco in the summer in a deal that could rise up to €100 million. He has already established himself as a key player in Carlo Ancelotti’s plans and is doing the same on the international stages with France.

Indeed, Tchouameni has started each of France’s five matches at the World Cup so far and has clocked up a total of 413 minutes.

In the absence of N’Golo Kante and Paul Pogba, Tchouameni has stepped up in a big way for the reigning world champions and they will be hoping that he is ready in time to face Morocco in the semi-finals.

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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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