Real Madrid will not seek to buy a January replacement for Dani Carvajal despite the full-back’s heart condition, say reports in Spain.
The Spanish international has pericarditis - viral infection affecting the membrane enclosing his heart, which is incredibly rare and difficult to treat.
Reports suggest the 25-year-old will face a minimum of two months out but Marca now report they will not seek to sign a replacement for the full-back.
Achraf Hakimi took his place for the victory over Espanyol and he reportedly will be given the opportunity to continue in the Spanish international's absence.
Nacho Fernandez, the versatile defender, is also set to cover for Carvajal for what El Mundo Deportivo say could be an ‘indefinite period’ of absence.