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Real Madrid ‘pessimistic’ over the chances of striker leaving this summer

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Having bid farewell to a club legend in Casemiro, Real Madrid are now looking to close two more exits before the transfer window closes.

Defender Alvaro Odriozola and striker Mariano Diaz are both out of favour at the Santiago Bernabeu and have been made available for sale this summer.

And, according to MARCA, while Real Madrid are confident about securing an exit for Odriozola, they are very ‘pessimistic’ about the chances of Mariano leaving the club before the window slams shut in over a week.

Mariano is currently in his second spell at Real Madrid, having returned to the Bernabeu in 2018 after spending a year at Olympique Lyon. However, the 29-year-old has endured a torrid time at the club, having failed to get regular game-time and failing to make an impact when given a chance.

The centre-forward played just nine times in La Liga last season, scoring and assisting one goal apiece. With Karim Benzema firmly ahead of him in the pecking order, Mariano has been told that he does not feature in manager Carlo Ancelotti’s plans.

But, up until now, the 29-year-old has been reluctant to leave the club. There has been interest from clubs like Fenerbahce, Getafe and Celta Vigo but the striker has stayed put so far, with still a year left on his contract.

With no fresh development on the matter in the past few days, there is now growing pessimism within the Real Madrid camp over the chances of Mariano leaving the club. Whether they can offload the striker or if he ends up staying for another year remains to be seen.

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Real Madrid do not want to pay ‘crazy money’ for top defensive target – Romano

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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.

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