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Real Madrid told to pay €30-40 million to sign Barcelona right-back target

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According to reports from Florian Plettenberg, Benjamin Pavard will be allowed to leave Bayern Munich this summer. The Germans expect a fee of around €30-40 million for the French international, and Real Madrid are amongst the clubs interested in his signing.

The club, however, face stiff competition in his pursuit given that Barcelona, Manchester City and Manchester United are all following his situation closely. The race for Pavard could well lead to the next wild-goose chase of the summer transfer window.

The 27-year-old is highly sought after for his versatility, as he can perform both at centre-back and as a right-back based on the team’s requirements. His primary role at Bayern Munich, however, has been as a full-back.

The Merengues boast an elite setup in central defence with Eder Militao, Antonio Rudiger and David Alaba competing for two starting positions. Their sudden movements at the right-back position, however, could push them to sign Pavard.

Earlier today, reports of Juventus’ interest in Lucas Vazquez emerged, and with contacts between the two parties already underway, the Spaniard could well be on his way to Italy. In such a situation, Dani Carvajal would remain the team’s only natural right-back.

Pavard’s arrival would set the equation straight once again. Not only will the Frenchman serve as an immediate backup for the Real Madrid veteran, but also as a long-term replacement given that he is just 27 years old.

It remains to be seen if Florentino Perez is willing to shell out €40 million for the Bayern Munich star this summer. After all, the club have economically draining investments planned for Harry Kane and Jude Bellingham.

There is, however a glimmer of hope. Pavard’s contract with the Germans runs out next summer, and with just a year to go on his deal, there will be room to negotiate.

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Real Madrid’s teenage sensation to join camp on Wednesday, Brazilian core to return later

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Real Madrid enjoyed strong representation at the recently concluded European Championship and Copa America.

Dani Carvajal is the only player who returned with silverware, but it is safe to say that all the team’s stars on international duty put up displays to be proud of.

The attention now turns towards the season that lies ahead. Carlo Ancelotti and co. have already begun working ahead of the new campaign, and the internationals will begin rejoining training in the coming week, as relayed by MARCA.

The early returnees

Having suffered an early elimination in the Euro with Croatia, Luka Modric is set to return to training as early as the beginning of the coming week.

The veteran recently renewed his contract with the club and will be looking to prove that he still has it on his feet.

Modric will be available soon at Ancelotti’s disposal (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

The team’s new signing, Endrick, will join forces with Los Blancos on Wednesday as he begins a new chapter in his short, yet illustrious career so far. All eyes will be on his official signing and presentation.

Meanwhile, Arda Güler and Antonio Rudiger are expected to return to training under Ancelotti towards the end of the week.

The late entries

Players who progressed relatively deeper into the recently concluded tournaments have understandably been granted a longer vacation, and both the French and English representatives of the club enjoy that luxury.

Needless to say, no specific date has been set for their return, considering that their campaign in the Euro ran deep into July.

The team’s Copa America stars, Vinicius Jr, Rodrygo, and Eder Militão, meanwhile, will report to training on July 31st. Federico Valverde, who finished third with Uruguay, will likely enjoy a longer hiatus.

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