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.
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.