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Real Madrid receive huge boost as Bayern Munich give up hopes of retaining defender

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Alphonso Davies is one of the hottest topics in the transfer market this summer, with the player currently in the final 12 months of his contract at Bayern Munich.

Davies has refrained from signing any contract with Bayern despite the best attempts from the German outfit. This has led to uncertainty over his future.

Real Madrid are among the clubs ready to take advantage of any arising market opportunity, as part of the club’s plans to shore up the left-back unit.

A major boost for Real Madrid

A recent report from German news outlet Kicker (h/t Mundo Deportivo) has offered a crucial update on the future of Alphonso Davies – something that can be perceived as a major positive for Real Madrid.

As per the report, it appears Davies has rejected all advances from Bayern to renew his contract. The defender is unhappy with the contract terms offered by the Bundesliga giants and is holding out for a bumper €20 million salary.

Bayern give up hopes to renew the contract of Davies (Photo by Hector Vivas/Getty Images)

As a result, Bayern Munich have given up their hopes of retaining the services of Davies and as such, we could see the Canadian international leaving Allianz Arena this summer.

This contradicts earlier reports of Bayern Munich potentially willing to let the player run down his contract at the club.

Agreement with Bayern to be an issue?

Bayern Munich’s failure to convince Davies to sign a renewal could serve as a massive boost for Real Madrid, as it means the club may have an opportunity to sign the player this summer.

However, the Bavarians remain adamant about their €50-60 million valuation for Davies – something Real Madrid are not willing to pay for a player in the final year of his contract.

This disagreement appears to have created an impasse and unless Bayern reduce their asking fee drastically, it is unlikely Los Blancos would be able to secure the services of Davies this summer.

The coming weeks could be crucial as Davies look to take a final decision over his future.

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Just in: Real Madrid’s defensive target picks up fresh injury

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Real Madrid are in active negotiations with LOSC Lille for the transfer of Leny Yoro. After weeks of impasse, the club appear to have made some ground in the race to sign the Frenchman.

However, should the Yoro deal fall through in the coming weeks, Real Madrid have identified Lazio’s Mario Gila as the ideal alternative.

Formerly of RM Castilla, Gila currently plies his trade for Lazio and has emerged as a key defensive lynchpin for the Italian outfit, impressing onlookers with his technique and discipline.

Mario Gila picks up fresh injury

However, in a major development, it appears Mario Gila has picked up a fresh injury during training, reports Diario AS.

In the pre-season camp at Auronzo di Cadore, Gila appears to have fractured his left foot and could be out for several weeks.

Fresh setback for Mario Gila (Photo by Marco Rosi – SS Lazio/Getty Images)

Lazio confirmed the defender’s injury, stating, “Mario Gila underwent clinical and instrumental examinations which revealed a fracture of the phalanx of the big toe of his left foot, suffered during training.”

Gila has started taking the appropriate treatment and the extent of his injury will be known soon. However, as things stand, the defender could be out for at least the next few weeks.

What does this mean for Real Madrid?

Mario Gila’s fresh injury setback is sure to dwindle any hopes of a potential return to Real Madrid this summer.

In any case, Gila’s chances of returning to Santiago Bernabeu were slim given that Real Madrid have finally made some ground in the deal to sign top defensive target Leny Yoro.

Los Blancos, though, would have liked having someone like Gila available as an alternative, especially with LOSC Lille still demanding a fortune for the Frenchman.

Unfortunately, that might not be an option anymore, no thanks to Gila’s injury. The club, though, will keep a close eye on the Spaniard’s injury situation, knowing he could return to fitness before the end of the summer break.

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