Kylian Mbappe has once again emerged as a talked-about figure within the Real Madrid camp following recent speculations suggesting that the forward is unhappy at Paris Saint-Germain and wants to push through for an exit in the upcoming January transfer window.
There are also talks of the Frenchman trying to buy himself out of the contract he signed during the summer, in an attempt to make himself available in the market.
Real Madrid had reportedly emerged as the priority for Mbappe, who had snubbed the European champions, not more than a few months ago.
However, Mbappe has reacted to his exit rumours for the first time recently and has publicly denied these speculations linking him to a move away from PSG.
“I have not asked to leave Paris Saint-Germain in January. I’m not furious with the club, it’s not true”, he told RMC Sport (h/t Fabrizio Romano).
Mbappe’s comments came just after PSG’s win over Marseille, where Neymar’s goal was the only difference between the two sides. It also comes amid rumours suggesting Real Madrid has no interest in signing the forward.
After the decision to snub them in the summer, it appears Los Blancos have built some resentment towards Mbappe. They are also questioning the mentality and attitude of the Frenchman and believe his potential arrival could disrupt the harmony of the dressing room.
Therefore, the likelihood of Mbappe joining Real Madrid remains close to none, for the time being. The Spanish giants, though, are certainly angling towards a move for Erling Haaland. They are more than willing to play a waiting game, with the forward reportedly having a release clause that can be activated in the summer of 2024.
Real Madrid maintain full confidence in Turkish starlet despite injury woes
Arda Guler’s Real Madrid stint has not gotten off to the start he would have hoped to have given the expectation that preceded the transfer.
Having joined in the summer after Real Madrid outbid their competition to win him over from Fenerbahce for a 20-million-euro fee, buzz was high as the winger was expected to slot into the team quite seamlessly, albeit on a rotational basis.
Unfortunately for the 18-year-old, he has been constantly marred by injuries since completing the move.
Reports have stated that after Guler picked up his third injury since his move, Real Madrid have been concerned and want to take things slow with the player to ensure he is fit as soon as possible after an injury to his quadriceps this time.
The Turk is yet to make his competitive debut for the club, and Real Madrid even sacked their medical chief in November, in light of their injury crises since the beginning of the season.
No loan deal for Guler
However, according to Fabrizio Romano in a recent YouTube video, he states that Madrid maintain full trust and patience in the youngster.
Despite his bad luck with injuries, the latest of which he is scheduled to return from after Christmas, the Galacticos have no intention of loaning out Guler to Turkish clubs despite lots of speculation of them doing so of late.
Romano states that Madrid remain firm on not shaking things up too much with the squad, and they want to keep their roster stable, including Arda Guler.
They want to extend their full support and protection to the player as he aims to return to full fitness and finally make his bow for Madrid either by the end of this month or in 2024.