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Real Madrid plan to make two more signings after Mbappe this summer – report

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Soon after their triumph in the UEFA Champions League final against Borussia Dortmund earlier this month, Real Madrid officially announced the signing of Kylian Mbappe.

Without divulging much details, Los Blancos confirmed that there is an agreement in place to sign the French superstar as a free agent, bringing an end to a transfer saga that has been dragging on for years.

Business not done yet

With Mbappe’s arrival, Real Madrid have taken their squad, already a top-notch one, to the next level. However, the reigning champions of Spain and Europe are still not done.

Indeed, according to journalist Alberto Pereiro, Los Blancos intend to make at least two more signings after the arrival of Mbappe.

And, as things stand, the idea is for those two signings to be Leny Yoro of LOSC Lille and Bayern Munich speedster Alphonso Davies.

With Nacho Fernandez departing and Rafa Marin also set to be sold, Real Madrid need to bring in a new centre-back and everything indicates that player will be Yoro.

The 18-year-old is already understood to have an agreement in place with Los Blancos, although negotiations with his club are proving to be tricky at this point.

Alphonso Davies is one of Real Madrid’s top targets. (Photo by Hector Vivas/Getty Images)

Meanwhile, Davies is seen as the top target for the left-back position even though Real Madrid have Ferland Mendy and Fran Garcia as options.

Despite recent reports suggesting that the Merengues have cooled down their pursuit of the Canadian, that is not the case and the club still remain intent on securing his services from Bayern Munich.

If Davies does arrive, it could pave the way for one of Mendy or Garcia to leave the Santiago Bernabeu.

No other signings expected

Real Madrid have also lost Toni Kroos following his retirement after the UCL win, but as things stand, there are no plans to actively search for a replacement for the German icon.

Similarly, even though Joselu is set to be on his way to Qatar imminently, Los Blancos do not intend to sign a replacement.

After all with the arrivals of Mbappe and Endrick, the attacking department appears to be more than well-equipped heading into the new season.

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Real Madrid occupy second place in UEFA coefficient rankings, behind Manchester City

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With the 2024/25 season only a month away, UEFA have released the latest coefficient rankings for clubs and Real Madrid occupy the second position in the standings, behind Manchester City.

The new season removes the oldest of the five seasons that count towards the rankings from the overall tally and instead adds the one yet to be played, which is currently at zero because none of the big teams have played yet.

And, as like last year, Real Madrid continue to be in the second position behind Manchester City despite having won the UEFA Champions League in the campaign gone by.

With the elimination of points from the 2019/20 season, the ranking is altered to give value to the latest campaigns, but even so, Real Madrid are still unable to overtake City.

Source: UEFA

Pep Guardiola’s side have 123,000 points to Real Madrid’s 119,000 while Bayern Munich sit third with 108,000 points. Liverpool take up the fourth position.

Real Madrid have won two Champions League titles to Manchester City’s one in the last five years.

But Guardiola’s side have managed to reach at least the semi-finals, as well as two finals, in all the editions that count towards the current ranking. That has allowed them to rack up a considerable number of points and still lead the standings.

Meanwhile, Real Madrid’s arch-rivals, Barcelona have dropped to the 18th position in the standings while Atletico Madrid are just a place above them in the 17th spot.

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