Tuchel warns Real Madrid about Davies

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Real Madrid’s hopes of signing Bayern Munich star Alphonso Davies in 2024 have been hit by another setback.

Los Blancos are reportedly planning a move to sign a new left-back in the coming months, with 23-year-old Davies on their radar, ahead of a possible bid next summer.

Options on a summer or January offer ahead of the 2024/25 season remain on the table in Madrid, but Bayern are not actively looking to sell the Canada international.

Previous reports claimed the Bundesliga champions have opened talks with Davies over a contract renewal with his current deal expiring in 2025.

Davies’ expiring deal was a strong card for Real Madrid to play should he opt against an extension, with Bayern then forced to consider a move to avoid losing him on a free in 2025.

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With progress now slowing on a possible move, Bayern head coach Thomas Tuchel has backed the club’s stance on their desire to keep Davies long-term.

“He is our player and an absolutely key player. He knows how much we value him,” Tuchel initially told Mundo Deportivo .

“For me, the length of a player’s contract doesn’t change anything. He is playing regularly and doing so at the highest level.”

“I trust the sports management for this. He is still a very young player, we often forget that. He has room for improvement in every way”, concluded the German coach.

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