Real Madrid, is apparently planning a €70 million offer for Chelsea defender Reece James. They are looking to increase their interest in the player
Ancelotti is reportedly showing interest in signing Reece James from Chelsea during the summer transfer window. The Merengues are willing to spend €70 million to obtain the services of the Chelsea defender ahead of the 2022/23 campaign.
In the 2019/20 season, Reece James has established himself as one of the top young full-backs in Europe. He has established himself as a regular starter for Chelsea. With the Blues, he has established himself as a key member of the club while also making his way into England’s national selection.
Despite several injury setbacks, James has had a productive season in 2021/22. He has scored six goals and provided seven assists in 31 appearances across all competitions. The accomplishments of the England international for Chelsea have not gone unnoticed. One of the most powerful clubs in Europe – Real Madrid – expressed an interest in signing him.
Dani Carvajal’s declining performance levels have piqued the eye of Real Madrid. They are looking to replace him. Since being sidelined by a series of ailments, the veteran Spanish defender hasn’t looked like the same player. As a consequence, he has experienced extremes of heat and cold to an alarming degree.
Carlo Ancelotti wants a Caravajal replacement
As a result of Alvaro Odriozola’s loan spell at Fiorentina, Carlo Ancelotti does not have a natural right-back to choose from in his squad. Nacho and Lucas Vazquez are capable of filling in as makeshift right-backs. However, neither has been particularly effective in the position this season. Real Madrid will now be forced to enter the market for a right-back. James is surfacing as a potential candidate to fill the position.
In recent rumours, it has been said that Real Madrid is interested in signing the Chelsea defender during the next summer transfer window. According to Fichajes, the Spanish giants are now willing to step up their attempts to get James. The club is preparing to give €70 million to lure him away from Chelsea.
However, James is an important element of Thomas Tuchel’s team. So, it is quite unlikely that he would leave Chelsea during the summer transfer window. Real Madrid may thus be forced to look elsewhere for a right-back replacement. But it would be intriguing to see whether a €70 million approach from Real Madrid will shatter Chelsea’s determination to hold on to the position.