Real Madrid rule out Reece James swoop

Real Madrid have decided against making a move for the services of 24-year-old Chelsea skipper Reece James.

According to a report by Defensa Central, Real Madrid have been linked with Reece James for a while now. The Spanish giants are looking for a new right-back who can help them in the long run, and the 24-year-old Chelsea full-back is one of the names on their radar. But, they have decided against pushing for the England international.

Reece James and his Frustrations

Reece James has been at Chelsea since his childhood. He has come up the ranks at some pace and is currently one of the mainstays as well as the skipper of the team. He made it to their first team in 2019 and has since gone from strength to strength.

But of late, injuries have become a major headache for the 24-year-old. While he is still recovering, the England international has been on the radar of Real Madrid for years. Despite having a contract with the Blues until the summer of 2028, Los Blancos were ready to make a move for him next summer.

Real Madrid No Longer Keen

However, things have changed, and the report states that Florentino Perez has decided he no longer wants Reece James at Real Madrid. The 24-year-old being prone to injuries could be one of the reasons the Real Madrid president has made that call.

While they won’t be making any move for James, Real Madrid do need a new right-back next season. Dani Carvajal is in sensational form, and he seems to be back at his best. But he is already 32, meaning Real Madrid need someone who can eventually take over from him. And, with the possibility of Lucas Vazquez not renewing his deal that ends in six months, signing a right-back will be one of the priorities next summer.

If Not Reece James, Then Who Else?

They might not want the Chelsea full-back but they have their eyes on another English full-back. Los Blancos are keen on having Trent Alexander-Arnold in their ranks. The Liverpool full-back is amongst the best attacking full-backs in the world and he will be an ideal fit.

With his contract running out in 2025, the Spanish giants could sign him for a reasonable price next summer. But, it won’t be easy as the Reds will look to pen him down to a new deal, and it will be interesting to see if the 25-year-old is ready to part ways with his childhood club.

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