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Real Madrid willing to offer up to €30 million for key transfer target

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Real Madrid are no strangers to utilising transfer targets’ contractual situation to their benefit and are eyeing the same approach for one of their prime targets for next summer, Alphonso Davies.

The Merengues have been in regular contact with the players for a while now, with an agreement with the player apparently in place.

The obstacle, however, has been the stiff resistance from Bayern Munich who insist on renewing Davies’ contract.

The current situation

According to the latest update from AS, Davies is very close to joining Real Madrid.

An agreement with the player is in place, and while small details remain to be sorted, Davies’ entourage has given the green light.

The only hurdle in his signing, however, is the agreement with Bayern Munich who still stay firm on their valuation of the player.

Real Madrid are willing to offer €25 million for the star left-back, which could go up to €30 million. The Bavarians, however, stick to their €50 million price point.

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Davies is edging closer to Real Madrid. (Photo by Sebastian Widmann/Getty Images)

The ‘Toni Kroos’ plan

As Real Madrid forced Bayern Munich to lower their asking price for Toni Kroos in 2014, who was in the penultimate year of his contract at the time, they hope to force their way once more with Alphonso Davies.

Both parties have accepted the fact that Davies will play for Real Madrid, next summer if not in the coming June.

It is thus in Bayern’s best interest to reduce their asking fee, for they stand to lose if the player waits out the final year of his contract and leaves on a free transfer.

After all, they are not close to a renewal agreement with Davies, who demands a salary of €20 million which is tangibly above the €14 million they offer.

The Germans have placed an ultimatum on Davies’ decision, and it appears that their restriction is only hastening his move to Real Madrid.

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Spain midfielder credits Real Madrid assistant manager for career success

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Spain’s European Championship campaign so far has been one filled with revelations. From young Lamine Yamal and Nico Williams on the wings to the ever-so-solid midfield, La Roja have impressed across the park and have taken the tournament by storm.

One such player who has played a critical role for the team despite not being in many pundits’ squad for the tournament is Fabian Ruiz. The PSG midfielder has been sensational for Luis de la Fuente’s men so far, scoring once and providing one assist in two games.

Despite not having any direct links with Real Madrid, the Spanish midfielder interestingly credits Davide Ancelotti for his success and AS brings the story.

A chapter in Naples

Fabian Ruiz may have never played for Los Blancos in his career so far, but he crossed paths with the Ancelottis in Naples a few years ago.

Ruiz signed for the Italian club from Real Betis in 2018 for a fee of €30 million. At the time, he was not known widely and was just seen as another routine Spanish midfielder aspiring to make it big.

As revealed by the player in a recent interview, however, it was Carlo Ancelotti’s son and Real Madrid assistant manager Davide Ancelotti who first saw the spark in him.

“Meeting him was a very important step in my career. From the beginning, he backed me, and it was not easy to pay what Napoli paid for me, a player who had not played much in La Liga with Betis.”

“If it weren’t for him, I wouldn’t be here. I have a very good relationship and friendship with him,” he added.

Fabian Ruiz credits Davide Ancelotti for his success. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

A special eye

Ruiz’s comments on Davide Ancelotti only make it clearer as to why Carlo Ancelotti holds his son’s advice in high regard. It is, after all, a testament to the tactician’s keen eye for special talent.

As revealed earlier this year, it was the manager’s son who suggested Joselu’s substitution against Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League semifinals when the team was on the brink of elimination.

What happened next was history as the veteran scored twice within minutes to turn the game around and send the Bavarians crashing out.

Davide has been rumoured to be interested in walking his own path soon as a specialist coach, but as it stands, will continue working under his father for at least one more year at Real Madrid.

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