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Kylian Mbappe could kiss Real Madrid dream goodbye forever if no agreement is reached before January end – report

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Real Madrid’s pursuit of Kylian Mbappe continues for the fifth straight year as the Frenchman is set to become a free agent once again after the 2023/24 season ends.

The last time he was close to signing for Madrid as a free agent was three seasons ago. However, he ended up signing a huge contract extension with PSG, making him the highest-earner in European football.

Madrid want to sign him next season as well, and are among teams from the Premier League interested in his signature. In fact, he is free to negotiate his contract starting 1st of January 2024.

And as far as Jose Manuel Moreno is concerned, if Mbappe wants to play for Real Madrid, he must sign a contract with the Spanish capital outlet before 31st January. If he does not, he might not get another chance to wear the white shirt.

Since the World Cup winner becomes a free agent in the summer, he is allowed to sign a pre-contract with any team ahead of the June transfer window.

Other priorities in the window?

Madrid have a few other priorities in the transfer window, like looking for a left-back. They are targeting a move for Bayern Munich’s Alphonso Davies, who is out of a contract in 2025, and will be available on a discounted price starting summer of 2024.

They could also look to sign a centre-back if Nacho decides to leave the club, and if they are unable to sign one in the winter after Eder Militao and David Alaba’s ACL injuries.

A lot depends on Toni Kroos and Luka Modric’s decisions, as well, as they are out of a contract after the season ends.

Not to forget, Mbappe does not exactly fulfill their demands for a striker. The PSG forward prefers to play on the left-wing, where Vinicius Jr is deployed, and even Rodrygo, who is also looking for a place in a similar role.

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‘Me and Zizou…’ – Toni Kroos teases iconic team-up for Real Madrid Legends team

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Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos has said that during a recent training session, he bumped into Raul, a former striker and current Castilla manager, who confessed to him that he did not like his decision to retire from the game.

The midfielder added that he would now be interested in playing the Legends match where the likes of Zinedine Zidane, Roberto Carlos and Raul participate. 

The veteran admitted that playing alongside these legends one day would be quite exciting.

“When I left the training yesterday, Raul was outside. He told me that he did not like the decision at first but found something positive because now I’m definitely playing this legends game with him,” said Kroos on his podcast

“He said I had to be there. Me and Zizou playing behind him, Figo on the right, and RC3 (Roberto Carlos) at the back. That could be funny,” he added.

Life after Toni Kroos

Toni Kroos would love to play with Zinedine Zidane. (Photo credit: GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

During the early hours of Tuesday, May 21, Kroos announced that he would retire from professional football after the upcoming European Championship in his home country.

As a result, Real Madrid now have to work on an alternate strategy to plan life beyond Kroos. As suggested before, the Los Blancos are of the idea that at present, there is no one in the market who can fill the void.

On the other hand, though, Dani Ceballos’ chances of staying have now increased. At the same time, there are reports that Joshua Kimmich is being monitored, but nothing seems concrete yet.

For now, Real Madrid are largely expected to rely on the current roster as the likes of Aurelien Tchouameni, Eduardo Camavinga, Federico Valverde and even Jude Bellingham are more than capable of occupying Kroos’ position.

If even that does not work out, the team from the Spanish capital can look into the youth system to rope in a capable alternative.

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