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Sources: Real Madrid reach an agreement with Haaland’s entourage



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Alexander Alcazar of SPORT has sensationally claimed that Real Madrid have reached an agreement to sign Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund in the summer after striking a deal with his representatives in Monaco.

As relayed by the Spanish media, Madrid’s representative Juni Calafat met with Rafaela Pimenta, a Brazilian lawyer and Mino Raiola’s right-hand man, as well as footballer’s father Alf-Inge Haaland, to close the deal in the Monegasque Principality.

It is believed that the primary reason for Calafat’s visit to Monaco was to establish the first contacts that would open the doors for the club to sign the French midfielder Aurélien Tchouameni. 

It’s important to note that the event dates back to January and this is exactly when Madrid executives contacted Pimenta and Haaland Sr. as they are the people who are responsible for blocking negotiations.

Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund enjoy a healthy working relationship and the German team is well aware of the interest their forward has gathered. While it is certain that the Norweigian will not continue in the Bundesliga beyond this season, it will take a considerable amount to convince Dortmund to sell their frontman.

Madrid, however, already have a plan in place. Their idea is to offer an initial bid of €75 million and reduce the price gradually by offering Luka Jovic in exchange. Although the Serbian has struggled to cope with the style in Spain, his stocks in German Bundesliga have always attracted suitors.

Offering a player in exchange will reduce Dortmund’s workload of finding a suitor, making it a win-win situation for all parties involved.

Life is not all rainbows and sunshine though and Madrid are expected to learn this the hard way. Despite striking a deal with the player’s entourages, the final verdict will be that of the striker.

Furthermore, even if Madrid somehow manage to get their man, superintending a star-studded attacking unit will prove to be a headache.

Speaking of which, Benzema has a contract until 2023 and is extremely likely to see out his deal. That coupled with the potential arrival of Kylian Mbappe leaves Vinicius Jr. as nothing but a third wheel. Accommodating the Brazil forward will be difficult for Carlo Ancelloti.

But that’s the risk the Madrid management is willing to take.

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Ancelotti-favourite defender will leave Real Madrid if club signs 23-year-old ace



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With Kylian Mbappe’s signing now a completed objective, Real Madrid turn to what was always considered the second most critical operation of this summer – Alphonso Davies.

The Canadian full-back has been on Los Blancos’ radar for a while now, but with his contract with Bayern Munich running until 2025, his signing is seen to be a tad bit more complicated.

The Bavarians’ firm stance that they wish to persist with the speedster, needless to say, has only made the objective more complicated for Los Blancos.

No room for three

Despite Bayern Munich’s repeated advances towards Davies in recent weeks, Real Madrid are firm that they will attempt to sign the player this summer.

In light of the Canadian full-back’s possible arrival, Cadena SER reveals that Ferland Mendy will almost certainly leave Real Madrid if Davies’ signing is pulled off.

Carlo Ancelotti is clear that he has no room for three left-backs in his squad. One of Fran Garcia and Mendy must thus leave the Spanish capital in such a scenario and the Frenchman is better placed on that front.

Ferland Mendy (L) could leave Real Madrid if Davies arrives.. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

Mendy’s current deal in Madrid runs out next year and the player has been informed that a decision over his future at the club will be taken shortly.

On track with Davies

The Spanish outlet also reveal that the Canadian speedster rejected an offer from Bayern Munich in recent hours and that his departure from the Bavarian capital is not ruled out.

Bayern Munich demand a sum of €50 million for the dynamic full-back. Real Madrid, however, have set a spending limit of €30 million for the youngster and will not exceed that sum in any scenario.

Vincent Kompany’s men thus have a critical decision to make, for allowing Davies to run down the final year on his deal may well back-fire as did the case of Kylian Mbappe with PSG.

Real Madrid, as it stands, appear to be in the driver’s seat.

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