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Real Madrid want to sell €25m-rated defender, Ancelotti prefers to keep him

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According to reports from SER (h/t Madrid Xtra), Carlo Ancelotti would prefer for Ferland Mendy to stay at Real Madrid for the 2023-24 campaign. The Italian tactician does not want the events of last season to repeat and sees the Frenchman as an able backup if anything were to happen to the new left-back, Fran Garcia.

Unsurprisingly, the club do not concur. Real Madrid prefer to sell the player and recoup funds into their coffers. The administration do not trust his fitness, for he has faced recurrent setbacks over the past season.

Mendy, for his part, wants to stay at the club and fight for a starting spot, and is even hoping to sign a new contract. The three parties involved have three different evaluations of the situation and it remains to be seen who triumphs.

Last season, Ancelotti had only the Frenchman to count on as a natural left-back. Given his fitness woes, however, Eduardo Camavinga was forced to take up responsibilities in defence to cover the gaping hole.

The youngster did a phenomenal job in the estranged position. However, the coach sees him as a starting midfielder for the new campaign and thus does not want to risk a situation where Camavinga would be forced to play at left-back once more.

A lot, needless to say, will depend on Fran Garcia’s showing in pre-season. If the Spaniard maintains his form from Rayo Vallecano, Mendy could well move as per the club’s wishes.

If Garcia puts in a mediocre shift, however, there would be worry in the offices at the Santiago Bernabeu. In such a situation, Ancelotti would have to cover with Mendy for the coming campaign, for a new signing does not appear likely.

Come 2024, Real Madrid will look to sign Bayern Munich’s Alphonso Davies. The young Canadian full-back is one of world football’s most promising talents, and is even said to be amongst the three players Real Madrid feel compelled to sign for their future.

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Report: Real Madrid reactivate interest to sign €50 million-rated defender

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According to a report from Mundo Deportivo, Real Madrid have decided to reactivate the operation to sign Alphonso Davies from Bayern Munich.

The Spanish football giant has shown interest in the Canadian star for quite some time but has yet to seal the deal. Now, following the conclusion of the Copa America, Real Madrid are reigniting their efforts to sign Davies.

Before the Copa America began, Davies mentioned that he would postpone any decisions about his future until after the tournament. 

With the competition now over, his future remains a hot topic for both Real Madrid and Bayern Munich, who are keenly monitoring the situation.

Real Madrid will not meet Bayern’s demand

Real Madrid are hesitant to meet Bayern Munich’s asking price of €50 million for Davies, whose current contract runs until 2025. 

Negotiations between Bayern Munich and Davies’ agent have been ongoing, but they haven’t reached an agreement. Davies is reportedly seeking a significant salary increase, rumoured to be around €20 million per season, which Bayern Munich has declined.

Alphonso Davies is likely to leave Real Madrid. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)

In light of this stalemate, Bayern Munich’s management has decided to withdraw their renewal offer, risking the possibility of Davies leaving for free when his contract expires in 2025. 

This development has opened the door for Real Madrid, who are preparing to make an offer that could potentially satisfy Bayern Munich’s demands.

Davies is likely to leave

In Germany, the consensus is that Davies is likely to leave Bayern Munich this summer, with Real Madrid being the most probable destination. The situation is fluid, but it appears that the Spanish club is in a strong position to acquire the talented Canadian defender.

For Real Madrid, securing a player of Davies’ calibre would be a significant boost to their squad. The club is known for its aggressive transfer strategies, and bringing in a player like Davies aligns with their goals.

As the summer transfer window progresses, the focus will remain on the negotiations between Real Madrid and Bayern Munich. 

Both clubs have a lot at stake, and the outcome will depend on their ability to find common ground regarding the transfer fee and Davies’ salary demands.

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