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La Liga president says Mbappe will join Real Madrid

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La Liga president Javier Tebas has broken his silence over the Kylian Mbappe – Real Madrid saga and given his verdict on the potential move. In an interview relayed by ESPN, he also talks about Erling Haaland and the possibility of his arrival in Spain.

Tebas was confident that Mbappe would not be Los Blancos’ only big signing in the summer and said Haaland could be on his way to the Bernabeu too.

“Madrid will get Mbappe and [Erling] Haaland as the others [Barcelona and Juventus] are half [financially] ruined.”

He then spoke about the impact of Mbappe’s arrival on the League and its global image.

“That Mbappe comes is great news for LaLiga. It would be a joy for La Liga. It’s the best thing that could happen to La Liga.”

After giving his verdict on the Frenchman’s future, Tebas revealed that he had no first-hand information on the player. His statements were purely his personal beliefs and had no backing: “I have no information regarding Mbappe.”

The La Liga president then explained the reason behind his conviction. Tebas talked about the PSG star’s refusal to renew at Paris and implied it was a clear indication that he wanted to leave.

“But I’ve seen few cases of players who have six months left on their contracts that have not renewed their contracts and then went on to continue at the club.”

Mbappe scored a last-minute goal in PSG recent clash against Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League. The second leg is scheduled for March 9th, and Ancelotti’s side have their work cut out for them.

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Real Madrid forward set for talks with Arsenal this week – report

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With less than six months left on his contract, Marco Asensio looks to be on his way out of Real Madrid very soon. The Spaniard has not yet started talks to extend his contract with the Spanish giants, which has garnered the eyes from several top clubs across Europe.

One of the clubs interested in his signature happens to be Premier League leaders Arsenal. Mikel Arteta is said to be a fan of the player, and will try to be bring him to North London on a free transfer this summer.

According to Mirror, Asensio’s agents will fly to London this week to get an a better understanding Arsenal’s interest in the player. Talks are scheduled with Arsenal, among possibly other clubs.

Asensio’s priority remains to extend with Arsenal, but not at ‘any cost’. The winger is looking for raise with his new contract to go along with a four-year deal. The report states that he currently earns around €130,000 per week at Madrid.

The 27-year-old has been waiting for an official offer from Los Blancos for a while, but the club will wait for March or April before taking a decision on his extension.

Asensio took a while to grow important for Carlo Ancelotti this season, but has been featuring regularly on the right-wing lately. He even scored in 2-0 win against Valencia in midweek, taking his tally to two for the season, excluding three assists as well.

Arsenal are definitely looking to add more firepower to their squad for next season, having already brought in Leandro Trossard in the winter. Asensio could serve as the perfect backup to Bukayo Saka, who has been in incredible form all season.

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