Real Madrid are exploring a double transfer bid for Chelsea’s highly rated full-back Reece James and attacker Kai Havertz this summer.
According to the Spanish newspaper Diario AS, Real Madrid are looking to add a right-back to their squad to compete with Dani Carvajal.
James is thought to be at the top of their wishlist, ahead of Bayern Munich’s Joao Cancelo (on loan from Manchester City) and Villarreal’s Juan Foyth.
Los Blancos are seeking for a dynamic attacking player in addition to a right-back. Meanwhile, Kai Havertz is thought to be a player the Spanish champions admire.
The last time Real Madrid had done business with the Blues was acquiring Thibaut Courtois in 2018 and Eden Hazard in 2019.
While one turn out to be the rock solid between the sticks and the other struggled to find the back of the net.
Now, according to the aforementioned source, Los Blancos are once again willing to negotiate with Premier League heavyweights.
Reece James and Kai Havertz to Real Madrid – A Possibility?
The Pensioners need to sell a few players this summer to balance their books, and the All-Whites are hoping to take advantage of the situation.
Chelsea are admirers of James and have tied him down to a contract at Stamford Bridge until June 2028, but a big offer could force them to reconsider their stance.
Havertz, on the other hand, was on Madrid’s radar when he joined the London club from Bayer Leverkusen in 2020.
Thus, the Germany international might become a long-term member of Los Blancos’ star-studded squad.
James is a homegrown talent who is widely regarded as one of the top right-backs in the world.
Meanwhile, Havertz continues to thrill and frustrate in a Blues shirt, but he appears to have gained the trust of manager Graham Potter in 2023.
Moreover, struggling to abide by FFP after latestly announcing a huge loss in the previous financial year, the Blues could look to sell a academy graduate like James, whose sell will be reflected as a pure profit.