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Real Madrid unwilling to shell out €50-70 million for key defensive target

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Real Madrid are hurtling forward in their pursuit of Bayern Munich defender Alphonso Davies even though the summer transfer window is still a few months away.

In recent days, it has been suggested that Los Blancos already have a verbal agreement with the 23-year-old over a summer switch and the only thing that remains is to negotiate a fee with his club.

On Monday, it was even suggested that Real Madrid were closing in on his capture as they were ready to raise their offer to €50 million, including add-ons, to meet Bayern Munich’s demands.

Real Madrid unwilling to meet Bayern’s demands

Now, though, MARCA’s Jose Felix Diaz has come up with an update on the situation, claiming that Real Madrid do not intend to meet Bayern Munich’s €50-70 million demands for Alphonso Davies.

The Canadian international is aware of Real Madrid’s interest, and so are Bayern Munich, and the reality is that with each passing day, his future seems to be leaning more and more towards the Santiago Bernabeu.

The Bavarian giants are determined to sell the full-back, as it is starting to become clear that Davies does not want to renew his contract which expires in 2025.

Davies is a top target for Real Madrid. (Photo by Sebastian Widmann/Getty Images)

The German champions see it impossible to reach the defender’s wage demands worth €20 million.

Furthermore, there is talk of a price of around €50-70 million, which Bayern have set for his departure next summer, an inaccurate figure, but one that Real Madrid have no intention of reaching at the moment.

Real Madrid can wait until 2025

As things stand, Real Madrid do not have a pressing need for a new left-back and can wait until 2025, when Davies’ contract expires so that they can sign him for free.

Both Ferland Mendy and Fran Garcia have done fairly well this season, although Davies would be an upgrade in the position. Furthermore, Los Blancos could re-sign Miguel Gutierrez from Girona for just €8 million.

So, Real Madrid would not mind waiting until 2025 to sign Davies. However, if Bayern Munich officially put him on the market in the coming weeks, the Merengues would make their move and try to negotiate downwards.

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Real Madrid star unlikely to travel to London with the rest of the squad

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Real Madrid will be on their way to England this Thursday as they gear up to take on Borussia Dortmund in the UEFA Champions League final on Saturday.

The players and the staff will be on a flight to London tomorrow to prepare for the clash at Wembley.

However, according to a report from journalist Arancha Rodriguez, Real Madrid goalkeeper Andriy Lunin might not travel with the rest of the team tomorrow.

The 25-year-old Ukrainian goalkeeper has not trained for three days in a row after coming down with the flu.

Lunin has overcome the flu, but he still has the virus and there is still a chance he could be contagious.

Lunin will not travel with the rest of the team. (Photo by Rafal Oleksiewicz/Getty Images)

As such, Real Madrid, aware of the importance of Saturday’s match against Borussia Dortmund, are considering leaving the Ukrainian behind to avoid any possible contagion ahead of the Champions League final.

The goalkeeper will likely not travel with the rest of the expedition to London on Thursday and will fly alone on Saturday to avoid the risk of infection.

On Thursday, Lunin will undergo another check-up and, depending on the viral load, he could even travel on Friday. But it seems impossible for him to travel with his teammates.

It has already been suggested that Lunin would be making way for Thibaut Courtois in the starting lineup against Borussia Dortmund on Saturday. The likelihood of that has increased following the events of this week.

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