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Real Madrid will not sign 29-year-old Chelsea star in the summer



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Carlo Ancelotti’s dilemma over the goalkeeping position at Real Madrid has been an ongoing theme for a while now. Kepa Arrizabalaga and Andriy Lunin both provided the manager with performances worthy of continuity, complicating his decision of whom to prioritise.

The Spaniard was an undisputed starter in the team at the beginning of the season but it all went awry when he injured his adductor muscle. His time on the sidelines opened the doors for Lunin to prove his worth, and the Ukrainian did not disappoint.

Decision made

Now, according to reports from Jorge C Picon, Carlo Ancelotti and Real Madrid have made their decision regarding the goalkeepers.

The Merengues see Kepa as a player with tremendous potential but is currently far from his best. They will thus not make his signing permanent, and the player is willing to return to Chelsea at the end of the season.

Instead, Lunin will be prioritised and given more prominence in the months to come. The Ukrainian starlet will also serve as Thibaut Courtois’s backup next season and will thus be one of the team’s two primary goalkeepers.

Uncertain times

Needless to say, the aforementioned decision comes as a massive blow for the 29-year-old Kepa.

For starters, Los Blancos feel that regular rotation is doing neither keeper any good and will thus look to give Lunin continuity in the weeks to come. Further, the player is also virtually without a team after June.

Real Madrid have opted against signing him permanently, while Chelsea also now have two established goalkeepers in Đorđe Petrovic and Robert Sanchez. Kepa’s big hope, thus, will be for a new offer from Bayern to arrive on his table as it did last summer.

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Real Madrid do not want to pay ‘crazy money’ for top defensive target – Romano



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As has been reported by multiple reliable sources today, Alphonso Davies is likely to be on his way to Real Madrid from Bayern Munich in the summer.

It has been suggested that the 23-year-old Canadian left-back already has a verbal agreement with Los Blancos over a transfer either this summer or in 2025, when his contract with the Bundesliga champions runs down.

Now, the idea is for Real Madrid to start negotiations with Bayern Munich over a transfer fee so that a mutually beneficial agreement can be reached for the summer window.

Real Madrid will not pay crazy money

Amidst all this, Fabrizio Romano has come out with an update claiming that Real Madrid do not intend to pay ‘crazy money’ to sign Davies from Bayern Munich given that he will be entering the final year of his contract.

The Italian transfer expert claims that Real Madrid have been the preferred destination for Davies for a while now and that the personal terms between the two parties will not be an issue at all.

So, a summer move would now hinge on Bayern Munich’s asking price for their left-back.

Romano states that the Bavarian giants will attempt to tie Davies down to a new contract until May or even June.

But if the left-back, who is demanding hefty wages worth around €20 million, does not agree to sign, they will be forced to sell instead of losing him for free next year.

In that scenario, Real Madrid will be best-placed to sign Davies, although Los Blancos will not go overboard with their spending on the Canadian.

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