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Liverpool not in the race with Real Madrid for Kylian Mbappe – report



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Kylian Mbappe’s future continues to be a never-ending subject of discussion and debate in the media as contrasting reports keep popping up about his next move.

Today is the deadline for the 24-year-old to decide on extending his contract until 2025, which he has announced that he does not wish to do. As such, PSG remain intent on offloading him this summer instead of losing him for free next summer.

Real Madrid remain the favourites to sign Mbappe even though clubs like Al Hilal are putting up world-record sums in terms of both transfer fees and salary to convince him.

Liverpool not in the Kylian Mbappe race

Amidst this, there had been talk of Liverpool entering the race for Mbappe as well, but Rodrigo Faez of ESPN (h/t Madrid Xtra) is now reporting that the Premier League giants are not among the contenders to sign the Frenchman.

It had been suggested in some media outlets that Mbappe could join Liverpool on a season-long loan deal, with the player and his mother both open to the move.

However, such a scenario does not appear to exist, with Rodrigo Faez reporting that the only club in contention to sign the 24-year-old attacking superstar are Real Madrid.

Real Madrid want the signing wrapped up soon

No Liverpool move for Mbappe. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images)

Even though there have been no concrete movements made by the club, Real Madrid wish to complete Mbappe’s signing by the second week of August.

The Merengues intend to have him at the club ideally before the start of the La Liga campaign, while PSG themselves would prefer to take care of the situation prior to the Ligue 1 season kicking off.

With Les Parisiens getting closer to the capture of Ousmane Dembele from Barcelona, it could lead to the process of Mbappe’s departure speeding up in the coming days.

The next week is expected to be key for the deal and with no other rival in picture, Real Madrid will hope to complete Mbappe’s capture soon.

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Real Madrid 23-year-old striker close to finalising a move to Real Valladolid – report



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After two years on loan at Getafe, former Real Madrid striker Juanmi Latasa has returned to the Spanish capital.

His performances, after all, were not enough to coerce his foster club to push for a permanent transfer.

The 23-year-old striker made 32 appearances for Getafe last season, including 15 starts. However, he only had two goals to show for his regular participation and it is safe to label his time at the club as a disappointment.

Now back in Madrid, Latasa is unlikely to get a chance to make a mark at the club. All signs point to a departure in the coming days.

The overwhelming favorite

As revealed in a recent report by Jorge C Picon, several first-division teams in Spain have reported interest in the young striker. Real Valladolid however, are the overwhelming favourites.

The La Liga side are looking for a striker with a good physical presence, height, a strong aerial presence and a knack for goal.

Latasa (L) set to leave Real Madrid. (Photo by Fran Santiago/Getty Images)

Latasa ticks all the boxes they demand and negotiations between the two clubs are expected to progress in the coming days.

Latasa’s sale, at this point, is thus taken for granted. Leganes and Espanyol are some of the other clubs interested in his services.

No scope in Madrid

Carlo Ancelotti, over the years, has not carved out a reputation as one who trusts academy stars heavily. In his defence, however, he has always had superior options available.

Heading into next season, Los Blancos have a packed forward department including Kylian Mbape, Vinicius Jr, Rodrygo Goes and Endrick.

Considering that the well-established Joselu himself saw no scope at the club next season, it is safe to say that Latasa understands his situation.

From Real Madrid’s perspective, it remains to be seen if they maintain any leverage on his future.

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