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Real Madrid targeting shock move for Liverpool defender in the summer – report

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According to Media Foot, Real Madrid have set their sights on Ibrahima Konate. The Liverpool centre-back has a top admirer in the form of Carlo Ancelotti, who wants to see the defender wearing all white from the 2023/24 season onwards.

Real Madrid’s interest in Konate comes after the defender’s excellent performances with France during the 2022 FIFA World Cup. He was one of the star performers of Les Bleus team that managed to reach the final of the coveted competition.

Konate’s performances have not just been restricted to the World Cup either as the former RB Leipzig starlet has impressed in the Premier League as well.

Since joining Liverpool in 2021, the Frenchman has racked up 33 competitive appearances for the Reds. The youngster did struggle with a knee injury earlier in the season, but due to his tall frame, good physique and excellent technical quality, he is seen as the ideal long-term successor for Virgil van Dijk.

Liverpool, though, are set to face an intense battle in their bid to keep hold of Konate, as Real Madrid look to get hold of the 23-year-old.

The Whites, after all, are bracing themselves for a busy 2023. Especially in the defensive unit, veteran centre-back Nacho Fernandez may depart Santiago Bernabeu at the end of the season, leaving Ancelotti with no reliable backup in central defence.

That is where Konate comes into the fray. The Liverpool starlet can prove to be an ideal competitor for Eder Militao, Antonio Rudiger and David Alaba. Given his age, he can very well become the future leader of the Real Madrid backline that has, in some way, underperformed this season.

Konate may cost a fortune, though, as his current contract at Liverpool does not expire until 2026. But the report suggests Real Madrid have a lot of cash to burn in the summer of 2023, meaning it will not come as a surprise to see Los Blancos make a move for the Frenchman at the end of the season.

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Real Madrid may look to sell 24-year-old star if top target arrives in the summer – report

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Real Madrid are leaving no stone unturned in their bid to assemble an even stronger squad for the upcoming campaign.

Kylian Mbappe and Alphonso Davies are the club’s top targets in that regard, for the two new signings will be regular starters and bonafide difference makers on the field for Los Blancos.

The latter, in particular, arrives to reinforce a position where none of Carlo Ancelotti’s current options are convincing. Fran Garcia and Ferland Mendy have both had their hiccups at the left-back position for Real Madrid, leaving the position open for Davies to take over.

A potential departure

As revealed by MARCA, Davies’ arrival next season will jeopardise Garcia’s importance in the team for the Canadian will be the manager’s first choice by a mile.

Moreover, Ancelotti is said to be in favour of renewing Mendy, implying that Garcia will practically be his third choice.

Come summer, Garcia could thus be sold if the club receive an offer that they can make money off. Considering that they shelled out €5 million last summer for his incorporation, any offer north of that mark could do the job.

A top target for Real Madrid. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

In 18 appearances and 11 starts in La Liga this season, the 24-year-old has provided four assists for Los Blancos. Interestingly, he has started just one of Real Madrid’s last six games across all competitions.

Agreement complete

As revealed earlier this week, Real Madrid have reached a verbal agreement with Alphonso Davies. An agreement with Bayern Munich over a transfer fee could be a difficult proposition, however.

As such, it is unclear if Los Blancos will make the move for Davies this summer at a subsidised fee or wait until next year when the player will be a free agent.

Garcia’s future, needless to say, depends on their plan of action on the Davies front.

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