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Real Madrid want to renew two midfielders and sign England international next summer



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Real Madrid are said to be working on renewing both Toni Kroos and Luka Modric’s contracts while also looking at the possibility of signing a new midfielder in the summer, reports MARCA.

Kroos and Modric’s ongoing deal with Real Madrid is set to expire at the end of the season. It must be remembered that the Croatian signed a one-year extension back in June this year which was, in fact, the second year in a row that he put pen to paper on a one-year deal.

As for Kroos, at just 32 years of age, those sitting in the Madrid offices expect him to continue for a considerable time. The player, however, has been extremely clear about the idea that he does not want to play for long.

Ahead of the Sevilla game in October, manager Carlo Ancelotti admitted that the team is working on a new contract for the German and expects him to accept it.

“I’ve talked to him, he’s very calm. He’s going to think about it after the World Cup, in January or February. I think he’s going to continue,” he was quoted as saying.

Kroos is and will be an undisputed figure at Real Madrid even next season. The only issue is if the Los Blancos sign a new midfielder, someone between Kroos and Modric will have to sacrifice the time for the new blood.

Speaking in the context, the midfielder Real Madrid are looking at is Borussia Dortmund’s Jude Bellingham. Dortmund understand that retaining the England midfielder will be next to impossible next summer thanks to the interest he has generated around the continent.

This probably means whoever bids the most will get their man and everyone expects the amount to go over €100 million. So if Real are to go big, they won’t splash the buck for a player who would come in as an understudy.

On the contrary, not only the player but also the club would want him to take charge right from the beginning. And with Aurelien Tchouameni now assured of his spot, someone between Kroos and Modric will have to slowly be phased out, provided they sign the new deals.

For now, any talks regarding the duo’s extension will happen after the FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Until then, expect the management to go about the proceedings as usual.

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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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