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·29 March 2023

Real Madrid interested in signing Chelsea right-back – report

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Among other positions, the right-back department has emerged as one of the problem areas for Real Madrid lately, with the club lacking serious quality other than the ageing Dani Carvajal.

As part of their plans to add more depth to that position, the club are actively looking for reinforcements in the coming summer. They did knock back the offer to sign Joao Cancelo in January but are open to reconsidering a move for the Portuguese international at the end of the season.

Meanwhile, a report from Diario AS states that Real Madrid have also set their sights on other options, with Reece James emerging as one of their targets.

The report states that Real Madrid are well aware of the fact that signing James, who is also a doubt for the upcoming UCL tie, will not be a straightforward task. But they are keeping a close eye on the situation evolving at Chelsea, with the Blues likely to be forced to sell a few star players in the summer in order to balance the books.

The Premier League giants indeed spent a fortune in signing players during January and must sell a few stars in order to maintain a perfect balance and avoid economic sanctions.

Real Madrid are aware of this development and will be ready to pounce on any opportunity to sign the English international, whose current contract at Stamford Bridge does not expire until 2027.

A speedy and athletic individual who can operate as a wing-back as well as a right-sided centre-back, James could be an excellent option for Real Madrid. He can be an upgrade over Lucas Vazquez and his versatility should open up several tactical possibilities.

But as mentioned earlier, it will not be a straightforward task and would require a pinch of luck, as far as Real Madrid are concerned.

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