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Real Madrid shot down Ancelotti’s request to sign PL striker, manager still wants a No. 9

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Real Madrid president Florentino Perez began the summer promising Carlo Ancelotti strong reinforcements in the attack.

After all, the Italian tactician was in dire need of resources in the final third having lost some big names in Karim Benzema and Marco Asensio.

There were rumours of Los Blancos going around the globe in their hunt for a new striker. Of all the options on their table, Harry Kane appeared to be their top target for a long time.

But according to reports from Francisco Jose Delgado, Ancelotti is pressing the board for a new striker. He was in favour of bringing the Tottenham Hotspur striker but the club shut down that deal the moment Kylian Mbappe became available.

In the middle of nowhere

Real Madrid’s decision to abandon all targets for the number nine position in pursuit of Mbappe has not fared well so far.

Many of the players scouted by the Merengues have already found new clubs and are no longer on the market. Kane himself is reportedly close to a move to Bayern Munich.

Ancelotti wanted Kane at Real Madrid. (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)

The men in white, meanwhile, have been left stranded. Mbappe has not made any tangible moves towards his dream of playing at Santiago Bernabeu and the club could end up contesting the 2023-24 campaign without an established striker apart from Joselu.

The lesson from preseason

Real Madrid completed their pre-season tour in the United States of America with two wins and two losses.

While there was clearly a lot to improve defensively, the Merengues’ lack of a clinical finisher was one of the biggest takeaways.

Both in their games against Barcelona and Juventus, Ancelotti’s side created the better chances but found themselves lacking the finishing touch. Clearly, the lack of a No. 9 is concerning for the manager.

It is clear by this point that Perez will not go after any new striker this summer other than Mbappe. Ancelotti’s best hope, thus, is for the Frenchman to push for a transfer.

Real Madrid are looking to push the youngster’s move until the end of the transfer window to pressurise PSG to accept a budget fee. Whether their plan unfolds as expected remains to be seen.

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  1. Jenu kator

    August 5, 2023 at 8:34 am

    We need mbappe to compete for laliga mean while Carlo should go back to 4-3-3 formation and forget about 4-4-2 formation vini is good at the left flank more that playing middle role

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Report: Real Madrid reactivate interest to sign €50 million-rated defender

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According to a report from Mundo Deportivo, Real Madrid have decided to reactivate the operation to sign Alphonso Davies from Bayern Munich.

The Spanish football giant has shown interest in the Canadian star for quite some time but has yet to seal the deal. Now, following the conclusion of the Copa America, Real Madrid are reigniting their efforts to sign Davies.

Before the Copa America began, Davies mentioned that he would postpone any decisions about his future until after the tournament. 

With the competition now over, his future remains a hot topic for both Real Madrid and Bayern Munich, who are keenly monitoring the situation.

Real Madrid will not meet Bayern’s demand

Real Madrid are hesitant to meet Bayern Munich’s asking price of €50 million for Davies, whose current contract runs until 2025. 

Negotiations between Bayern Munich and Davies’ agent have been ongoing, but they haven’t reached an agreement. Davies is reportedly seeking a significant salary increase, rumoured to be around €20 million per season, which Bayern Munich has declined.

Alphonso Davies is likely to leave Real Madrid. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)

In light of this stalemate, Bayern Munich’s management has decided to withdraw their renewal offer, risking the possibility of Davies leaving for free when his contract expires in 2025. 

This development has opened the door for Real Madrid, who are preparing to make an offer that could potentially satisfy Bayern Munich’s demands.

Davies is likely to leave

In Germany, the consensus is that Davies is likely to leave Bayern Munich this summer, with Real Madrid being the most probable destination. The situation is fluid, but it appears that the Spanish club is in a strong position to acquire the talented Canadian defender.

For Real Madrid, securing a player of Davies’ calibre would be a significant boost to their squad. The club is known for its aggressive transfer strategies, and bringing in a player like Davies aligns with their goals.

As the summer transfer window progresses, the focus will remain on the negotiations between Real Madrid and Bayern Munich. 

Both clubs have a lot at stake, and the outcome will depend on their ability to find common ground regarding the transfer fee and Davies’ salary demands.

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