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Real Madrid set €40 million spending limit for key target, have verbal agreement with player

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With the Kylian Mbappe transfer all but locked in, Real Madrid have been directing their efforts towards signing Alphonso Davies from Bayern Munich.

The 23-year-old left-back has emerged as one of the Merengues’ key transfer target for the summer along with Mbappe and Lille OSC youngster Leny Yoro.

Davies, for his part, is understood to be eager to join Real Madrid from Bayern Munich, where his contract expires in 2025.

Renewal talks have not progressed due to the player’s salary demands of €20 million per year, and as such Bayern are leaning more and more towards a summer sale instead of losing him for free next year.

Real Madrid will not offer more than €40 million for Davies

Now, AS is reporting that Real Madrid do not plan on offering more than €40 million to Bayern Munich to sign Alphonso Davies in the summer.

The Bavarian giants, for their part, are seeking a sum of €60 million for their left-back, something which Real Madrid have no intentions of meeting, knowing that the 23-year-old is set to enter the final year of his contract.

Davies is a key target for Real Madrid. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

It was previously suggested that Los Blancos might be open to shelling out €50 million on Davies, including add-ons. But the aforementioned report states that the Spanish capital club has set a €40 million spending limit for the operation.

Verbal agreement reached with player

The report from AS goes on to corroborate previous claims of Davies having already reached a verbal agreement to join Real Madrid in the summer.

In fact, the report also states that Los Blancos would be open to meeting his salary demands of €20 million per season (gross), which would come down to €10 million per year net.

It would be a tad less than what David Alaba earns at the Santiago Bernabeu (€10.7 million net), but Real Madrid believe it would be worth the investment due to Davies’ quality and age.

Negotiations with Bayern Munich, however, will not be easy, and it remains to be seen how things evolve in the weeks to come.

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‘Me and Zizou…’ – Toni Kroos teases iconic team-up for Real Madrid Legends team

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Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos has said that during a recent training session, he bumped into Raul, a former striker and current Castilla manager, who confessed to him that he did not like his decision to retire from the game.

The midfielder added that he would now be interested in playing the Legends match where the likes of Zinedine Zidane, Roberto Carlos and Raul participate. 

The veteran admitted that playing alongside these legends one day would be quite exciting.

“When I left the training yesterday, Raul was outside. He told me that he did not like the decision at first but found something positive because now I’m definitely playing this legends game with him,” said Kroos on his podcast

“He said I had to be there. Me and Zizou playing behind him, Figo on the right, and RC3 (Roberto Carlos) at the back. That could be funny,” he added.

Life after Toni Kroos

Toni Kroos would love to play with Zinedine Zidane. (Photo credit: GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

During the early hours of Tuesday, May 21, Kroos announced that he would retire from professional football after the upcoming European Championship in his home country.

As a result, Real Madrid now have to work on an alternate strategy to plan life beyond Kroos. As suggested before, the Los Blancos are of the idea that at present, there is no one in the market who can fill the void.

On the other hand, though, Dani Ceballos’ chances of staying have now increased. At the same time, there are reports that Joshua Kimmich is being monitored, but nothing seems concrete yet.

For now, Real Madrid are largely expected to rely on the current roster as the likes of Aurelien Tchouameni, Eduardo Camavinga, Federico Valverde and even Jude Bellingham are more than capable of occupying Kroos’ position.

If even that does not work out, the team from the Spanish capital can look into the youth system to rope in a capable alternative.

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