Chelsea and Manchester City are among the clubs watching Alphonso Davies’ contract situation at Bayern Munich.
The Canadian left-back’s current contract is set to expire in the summer of 2025, and talks about an extension have yet to yield a favourable result.
Davies recently lost his place in Thomas Tuchel’s starting XI to Raphael Guerreiro, raising concerns that the drama is harming his performance on the pitch. However, the 23-year-old’s agent, Nedal Huoseh, has stated that his client is totally focused on Bayern, who intend to undertake further talks to address the matter in the coming weeks.
Their most recent contract proposal is believed to be worth roughly £8.5 million per season. According to sources in Germany, Davies is aiming for up to £11 million, implying that there will most likely be more negotiations before a deal is made.
However, Real Madrid is also interested in Davies, having identified him as one of their top targets with Kylian Mbappe.
Los Blancos are reported to see Davies as an upgrade over Ferland Mendy, who might be sold at the end of this season. However, if Bayern fail to agree on a new contract for Davies before the end of the season, Chelsea and City may enter the picture.
In that event, the Bavarian giants will be compelled to entertain permanent offers for the quick teenager, who is set to enter the final 12 months of his contract on July 1.
Chelsea are looking for a new left-back in the summer to compete with Ben Chilwell, with Levi Colwill anticipated to replace Thiago Silva at the heart of the defence – though it is unlikely they will sign Davies if he demands a high salary at Bayern.
Alphonso Davies is yet to sign a new deal with Bayern Munich (Image: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images).)
Ian Maatsen’s future will be evaluated following his loan with Borussia Dortmund, while Marc Cucurella may potentially be sold. Bayern thought they had a general agreement with Davies on a contract renewal last Spring, but the subject proved complicated and was eventually thrown to the side.
Tuchel stated earlier this week, when asked about Davies’ benching, that “‘Phonzy’ is a very nice and sensitive guy.” He is self-critical, and I believe the circumstance is holding him back rather than empowering him.
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“Overall, he has lacked confidence for an extended period of time. But, of course, it is critical that he shapes our game with his pace.
“We are working to ensure that he is not frightened to take risks and that he continues to gain confidence. He’s crucial against the ball. We are working on all of the difficulties and will continue to trust him since we know he is a nice person.”