Pep Guardiola’s plan to sign a world-class defender from Bayern Munich could be stopped by Chelsea as both the Cityzens and the Blues battle for a major transfer deal.
The Bayern full-back, Alphonso Davies, has been linked with a potential move away from the Bundesliga giants. It was gathered that he had so far refused to extend his contract with Thomas Tuchel’s side, therefore, there are indications that he will be leaving the club sooner than later.
Amidst the speculations, the report says that Manchester City have identified to be a good player to continue his career in Manchester. However, Chelsea are said to have also shown interest and stopping Pep Guardiola from getting the world-class defender.
Bayern Munich may be forced to part ways with their star defender to avoid losing him on a free transfer as he only has a year contract left and has refused to negotiate any potential extension.
The Canadian seems to have lost his place in Thomas Tuchel’s starting eleven to Raphael Guerreiro, therefore, the 23-year-old may leave the club at the end of the season.
“‘Phonzy’ is a very nice and sensitive guy. He is self-critical and I think the situation is holding him back more than inspiring him,” Tuchel said when asked about his decision to bench the left-back.
“Overall, he has lacked a bit of confidence over a longer period of time. But, of course, it’s important that he shapes our game with his pace.
“We’re working on making sure he’s not afraid to take risks and continues to find his confidence. He’s important against the ball. We’re working on all the issues and will continue to trust him because we know he’s a good guy.”
Apart from Chelsea and Manchester City, it was reported that Real Madrid have shown interest in the 23-year-old. The Spanish giants are ready to negotiate a suitable transfer deal with Bayern Munich.