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Florentino Perez’s good relationship with Qatar will help Real Madrid’s Mbappe pursuit

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Real Madrid have been in the race to sign Kylian Mbappe for several years now. In fact, the Merengues have negotiated with Paris Saint-Germain on multiple occasions, but their efforts to date bore no fruit.

The closest that the Spanish giants got to signing Mbappe was back in the summer of 2022. Everything appeared set for the deal to go through on deadline day, but a last-minute turn of tables saw the Frenchman extend his deal with PSG.

Prior to that, Real Madrid had also made attempts to sign the 24-year-old superstar in 2021, by lodging offers in excess of €150 million, but PSG never responded.

According to reports from Romain Molina (h/t Madrid Xtra), Florentino Perez repeatedly called Mbappe that summer to tell him that PSG were not responding to his offers back in 2021.

The young phenom was left heartbroken and almost reduced to tears when the move collapsed. Signing for Real Madrid, after all, is his biggest dream. However, when he did have the chance to sign for free last year, the attacker ended up renewing with PSG.

The journalist adds that the situation is different this time around. Perez now has a great relationship with the higher-ups in Qatar, and that would go a long way in facilitating Mbappe’s move to Spain.

Real Madrid are willing to go all out and bring the youngster in this summer. The hefty price tag of €200 million does not frighten Perez, as he sees it as a bargain fee for the quality and longevity Mbappe would offer.

However, the situation is far more complicated than it appears at first sight.

If reports are to be believed, Mbappe is pushing to stay at PSG until next season for financial reasons. The youngster does not want to let go of the €150 million he is supposed to earn next season or the signing bonus that he would receive from Real Madrid if he joined as a free agent. 

Needless to say, the new set of factors makes the World Cup winner’s situation unclear. Any developments, it appears, will have to come from France.

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Report: Real Madrid reactivate interest to sign €50 million-rated defender

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According to a report from Mundo Deportivo, Real Madrid have decided to reactivate the operation to sign Alphonso Davies from Bayern Munich.

The Spanish football giant has shown interest in the Canadian star for quite some time but has yet to seal the deal. Now, following the conclusion of the Copa America, Real Madrid are reigniting their efforts to sign Davies.

Before the Copa America began, Davies mentioned that he would postpone any decisions about his future until after the tournament. 

With the competition now over, his future remains a hot topic for both Real Madrid and Bayern Munich, who are keenly monitoring the situation.

Real Madrid will not meet Bayern’s demand

Real Madrid are hesitant to meet Bayern Munich’s asking price of €50 million for Davies, whose current contract runs until 2025. 

Negotiations between Bayern Munich and Davies’ agent have been ongoing, but they haven’t reached an agreement. Davies is reportedly seeking a significant salary increase, rumoured to be around €20 million per season, which Bayern Munich has declined.

Alphonso Davies is likely to leave Real Madrid. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)

In light of this stalemate, Bayern Munich’s management has decided to withdraw their renewal offer, risking the possibility of Davies leaving for free when his contract expires in 2025. 

This development has opened the door for Real Madrid, who are preparing to make an offer that could potentially satisfy Bayern Munich’s demands.

Davies is likely to leave

In Germany, the consensus is that Davies is likely to leave Bayern Munich this summer, with Real Madrid being the most probable destination. The situation is fluid, but it appears that the Spanish club is in a strong position to acquire the talented Canadian defender.

For Real Madrid, securing a player of Davies’ calibre would be a significant boost to their squad. The club is known for its aggressive transfer strategies, and bringing in a player like Davies aligns with their goals.

As the summer transfer window progresses, the focus will remain on the negotiations between Real Madrid and Bayern Munich. 

Both clubs have a lot at stake, and the outcome will depend on their ability to find common ground regarding the transfer fee and Davies’ salary demands.

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