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Real Madrid’s €85 million-rated midfielder at the top of Bayern Munich manager’s wishlist



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Bayern Munich are in the market for a new defensive midfielder this summer and have set their sights on Real Madrid midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni as a target, reports SPORT1.

The Bavarian giants are on the lookout for a new No. 6 and had their sights on Declan Rice. But with the England international joining Arsenal in a record deal, the Bundesliga champions have now shifted their attention towards Tchouameni.

As per the report, the 23-year-old Real Madrid is at the top of the wishlist of Bayern Munich manager Thomas Tuchel right now.

It further states that there has been an initial contact with the midfielder and the Frenchman himself has asked about Die Roten with an international teammate.

Tchouameni lost his place in the Real Madrid lineup in the second half of the last season, with his form and fitness levels dipping after the FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

Prior to that, the former AS Monaco ace had been a permanent fixture in Carlo Ancelotti’s side, ensuring that the Merengues did not feel the absence of Casemiro, who had left for Manchester United last summer.

But with his spot no longer guaranteed, there have been doubts about his future, even though it has been suggested that Real Madrid do not contemplate the possibility of selling Tchouameni.

Tuchel had been interested in signing the 23-year-old back when he was the manager at Chelsea. And now he is seeking his services at Bayern Munich and the German giants believe that there may be a chance they can sign him owing to his situation at Real Madrid.

The report suggests that Tchouameni, whose market value stands at €85 million, wants to play regularly, which could tempt him into considering a move.

But Spanish media claim that Ancelotti plans for the next season with the Frenchman as his defensive midfielder. So, as things stand, Tchouameni is unlikely to leave Real Madrid this summer despite the interest of Tuchel and Bayern Munich.

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Real Madrid youngster to have a more prominent role next season – report




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In a recent report by Manu de Juan in AS, it has been revealed that Arda Guler is expected to play a significant role for Carlo Ancelotti’s Real Madrid next season, despite ongoing rumours connecting him to Liverpool

Currently, Carlo Ancelotti has five key players listed on the club’s official website: Kylian Mbappe, Vinícius Jr, Rodrygo, Brahim Diaz, and Endrick. However, Guler is an additional player who is likely to make a substantial impact next season.

In fact, it is said that the Turkish teenager is set to be Ancelotti’s versatile player for the 2024-25 season. His adaptability is a major asset as he can play in various positions, including as a central or attacking midfielder, a right winger, or even as a forward. 

His recent performance in the European Championship highlighted his capabilities, where he scored one of the tournament’s standout goals. This versatility makes him a valuable addition to the squad.

Ancelotti has clear plans for Guler

Ancelotti has indicated in the past that he sees Guler’s primary role as a forward. However, the coach is not hesitant to use him in a midfield role when needed. 

Arda Guler will have more prominence next season at Real Madrid. (Photo by PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP via Getty Images)

This flexibility will be crucial, especially with changes in the team’s lineup. With Toni Kroos having left and Aurelien Tchouameni expected to play more as a centre-back, there will be a need for additional midfield options.

Despite his potential, there are concerns about Guler’s physicality and his ability to cover extensive ground on the field. Ancelotti has acknowledged these limitations, noting that Guler needs to improve his defensive positioning and overall physical endurance. 

The coach has mentioned that Guler is already working on these areas, aiming to overcome these challenges.

Meanwhile, during one of the celebrations at Cibeles, Ancelotti hinted at Guler’s increased involvement in the upcoming season. He described Guler as a “very interesting boy,” suggesting that the young player will have more opportunities to showcase his skills. 

This implies that fans can expect to see a lot more of Guler in action, making him a player to watch closely in the next season.

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