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Real Madrid weighing up summer move for Barcelona right-back target

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Benjamin Pavard is staring at an uncertain future at Bayern Munich. The Frenchman’s current contract with the club expires next year and talks over an extension have not progressed.

Having taken note of his situation, European giants Real Madrid, Liverpool, and Manchester United have all enquired about Pavard’s availability in the summer, reports Georg Holzner of Kicker.

Apart from those three clubs, the 2018 FIFA World Cup winner is also on the agendas of La Liga champions Barcelona and UEFA Champions League finalists Inter Milan.

Pavard’s time at the Allianz Arena seemed to be over earlier this season when he had a falling out with former manager Julian Nagelsmann. However, things have improved for the defender under new boss Thomas Tuchel.

And with his contract expiring in the summer, the Bavarian giants are understood to be keen on offering him a renewal. However, nothing is concrete on that front as of yet and Pavard appeared to be bidding a long goodbye to fans after Bayern’s last home game of the season against RB Leipzig.

This has given way to fresh speculations over his future in Germany. Inter Milan and Barcelona are long-term admirers of Pavard and have been linked with a move for the versatile French right-back for a while now.

Now, though, Real Madrid have entered the picture and made an enquiry about his availability in the summer window.

Carlo Ancelotti & co. are on the lookout for reinforcements at right-back owing to Dani Carvajal’s advancing years. Lucas Vazquez has been a decent backup, but is not a natural full-back and it is time for the Merengues to lay down a succession plan in place for Carvajal.

As such, Pavard has emerged as a possible option for Real Madrid. But along with Los Blancos, Manchester United, and Liverpool have also asked about Pavard, possibly as an option for the centre-back role as they have their right-back positions sorted.

Pavard has previously hinted that he would prefer to play as a centre-back moving forward in his career after having been shunted out at right-back for the majority of his stint at Bayern Munich.

It remains to be seen if Real Madrid’s enquiry for the Bayern Munich star leads to something substantial in the coming weeks.

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The real hero: Real Madrid player saves a couple from drowning in Maldives

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Real Madrid loanee and Almeria player Sergio Arribas is being hailed as a hero after saving a couple from drowning in the Maldives.

Arribas was on vacation in the Maldives with his girlfriend when he noticed a couple struggling to stay afloat while snorkelling. Without hesitation, he jumped into the water to assist them, reports MARCA.

As per the report, the couple had drifted too far from the shore and were struggling to keep their heads above water. Arribas reached them and helped them back to the shore, where they were met by a group of people who had rushed to their aid.

Fans and coaches alike are lauding Arribas for his quick thinking and bravery in a situation that could have had tragic consequences.

Arribas is currently on loan at Almeria from Real Madrid. He made 34 league appearances for the club this past season, scoring nine goals while mustering five assists. He is expected to return to Real Madrid at the end of the season.

Arribas’ impressive performances on loan have raised many eyebrows inside the Real Madrid camp and it will be interesting to see whether or not the youngest becomes a part of the Real Madrid setup in the coming season.

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