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Real Madrid transfer chief rejected a massive contract offer from Chelsea



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Following a poor campaign in the Premier League, Chelsea have decided to sack Mauricio Pochettino and are likely set for a massive rejig in the coming summer.

A recent report from Jorge Picon has highlighted that Chelsea are following a method employed by Real Madrid’s chief scout, Juni Calafat.

Their strategy is to hunt down young footballers across the globe and they have been doing so with vigour in the last few months.

Chelsea had approached Juni Calafat

The aforementioned report reveals that Chelsea initially wanted to bring Juni Calafat, seeing his success at Real Madrid.

Indeed, a couple of seasons ago, the Premier League giants had offered Calafat a ‘galactic offer’, in an attempt to lure him to London.

Chelsea wanted Calafat to take charge of the club’s transfer policy and build a core of young footballers who can become the face of the club in the years to come.

However, the Real Madrid chief scout refused the offer, citing his love for Real Madrid and life in Spain.

The imitation game

Having failed to bring Calafat on board, the report argues that Chelsea are now simply mirroring his transfer strategy.

That is why the Blues have made certain transactions that fall in line with what Real Madrid have done in recent years.

Chelsea notably signed Cole Palmer from Manchester City – a transfer that has worked out incredibly well.

They have also brought in Angelo and Deivid Washington from Brazil while the club are on the verge of securing a deal for super-talent Estevao, who was targeted by both Barcelona and Real Madrid.

It remains to be seen if Chelsea’s new strategy bears fruit in the long run, but Calafat, for his part, is set to continue at Real Madrid in the years to come.

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Ancelotti-favourite defender will leave Real Madrid if club signs 23-year-old ace



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With Kylian Mbappe’s signing now a completed objective, Real Madrid turn to what was always considered the second most critical operation of this summer – Alphonso Davies.

The Canadian full-back has been on Los Blancos’ radar for a while now, but with his contract with Bayern Munich running until 2025, his signing is seen to be a tad bit more complicated.

The Bavarians’ firm stance that they wish to persist with the speedster, needless to say, has only made the objective more complicated for Los Blancos.

No room for three

Despite Bayern Munich’s repeated advances towards Davies in recent weeks, Real Madrid are firm that they will attempt to sign the player this summer.

In light of the Canadian full-back’s possible arrival, Cadena SER reveals that Ferland Mendy will almost certainly leave Real Madrid if Davies’ signing is pulled off.

Carlo Ancelotti is clear that he has no room for three left-backs in his squad. One of Fran Garcia and Mendy must thus leave the Spanish capital in such a scenario and the Frenchman is better placed on that front.

Ferland Mendy (L) could leave Real Madrid if Davies arrives.. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

Mendy’s current deal in Madrid runs out next year and the player has been informed that a decision over his future at the club will be taken shortly.

On track with Davies

The Spanish outlet also reveal that the Canadian speedster rejected an offer from Bayern Munich in recent hours and that his departure from the Bavarian capital is not ruled out.

Bayern Munich demand a sum of €50 million for the dynamic full-back. Real Madrid, however, have set a spending limit of €30 million for the youngster and will not exceed that sum in any scenario.

Vincent Kompany’s men thus have a critical decision to make, for allowing Davies to run down the final year on his deal may well back-fire as did the case of Kylian Mbappe with PSG.

Real Madrid, as it stands, appear to be in the driver’s seat.

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