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Real Madrid see €65 million-rated Chelsea ace as a priority signing for next summer



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Real Madrid have locked in on Kylian Mbappe as their primary target next summer. If reports are to be believed, Bayern Munich’s Alphonso Davies is also equally placed on the club’s wishlist.

With the left-back and forward departments expected to be covered, the only position in Carlo Ancelotti’s setup with the need for reinforcement will be the right-back department.

According to reports from AS, Real Madrid intend on current Chelsea captain Reece James taking over as the team’s next right-back. He is seen as a priority in the Spanish capital.

A homegrown captain

James joined Chelsea’s youth academy at the tender age of six and was immediately seen as one with great potential.

Fast forward 17 years, he is now a captain of his boyhood club and one of their most valued assets on the field.

The defender scored five goals and provided nine assists for the London-based side in the 21-22 season, averaging two key passes per game. 

His next year was relatively injury-riddled, but he still racked up a goal and an assist in the Premier League in addition to creating three big chances.

Real Madrid thus see James as a big asset, for he would not only provide defensive solidity but also attacking flair on the right flank.

A lengthy contract 

Chelsea captain James a priority for Real Madrid. (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images for Premier League)

The biggest hurdle in the Merengues’ pursuit of the English star is his long-term commitment to Chelsea.

James’ contract with the London-based side runs until the summer of 2028, leaving Florentino Perez with little room to negotiate.

James’ market value stands at around €65 million, but reports state that Real Madrid will not exceed the €40 million mark on their bids.

Considering that the Blues are under pressure to sell to balance their books, it remains to be seen if there is any movement on this front come summer of 2024.

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Real Madrid midfield prodigy on the verge of signing a contract renewal – Romano



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In a big development, Fabrizio Romano is reporting that Real Madrid midfield sensation Eduardo Camavinga is on the verge of signing a new contract with the club.

The French international has been at the club since 2021, when he was signed from Rennes, and has grown into a vital member of Carlo Ancelotti’s setup.

Camavinga’s performances over the past year have been tremendous and the Frenchman is now one of the permanent fixtures in midfield even ahead of veterans like Luka Modric and Toni Kroos this season.

Only final details pending

Camavinga’s contract with Real Madrid runs until the summer of 2027, but the club have been working on offering him a new deal for a while now.

And now, Romano is reporting that the 20-year-old midfield prodigy is on the cusp of penning a renewal, with only the final details of the agreement left to be ironed out.

Camavinga’s new contract is set to come with a wage increase as well as a release clause as Real Madrid wish to ‘protect’ the player and avoid overtures from other clubs.

Key for the present and the future

Romano further outlines that Real Madrid see Camavinga as a key part of the club’s plans for the present and the future.

Key for the present and the future. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

The 20-year-old midfield sensation loves the Merengues and the club too loves the young talent who has made rapid strides in the time that he has been there.

Some other reports in Spain suggest that Camavinga’s agent is already in the capital city to finalise the renewal agreement.

So, as things stand, Camavinga is set to sign a new contract with Real Madrid with a bigger salary and release clause.

The 20-year-old will form the core of the team for the present and the future along with fellow youngsters like Jude Bellingham, Aurelien Tchouameni, Vinicius Jr., and Rodrygo Goes, among others.

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