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Marco Verratti comments on Kylian Mbappe’s Real Madrid rumours

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To say that Kylian Mbappe is invaluable to Paris Saint-Germain would be an understatement. The Frenchman has carried the Paris based team through both domestically and in Europe this season despite having some of football’s biggest names in his dressing room.

The thought of the youngster departing PSG is unthinkable for the Parisian fans and management alike. Unsurprisingly, the club went all out to secure a contract renewal with the World Cup winner.

Despite being offered astronomical wages, the captain’s armband and 100% of his image rights, amongst other perks, Mbappe seems set to depart the French side in the summer. Real Madrid are best placed to sign him.

In recent weeks, Los Blancos are said to have finalised the details of his transfer. Moreover, it was reported that the Madrid based side planned to announce the move after the UEFA Champions League final.

Marco Verratti was asked about the future of his teammate and his possible move to Real Madrid. The Italian international said he did not know much about Mbappe’s decision.

“Mbappe? It’s his decision and I’m waiting, like you. When I’m off and see notifications that say Kylian is in Madrid, it gives me a stomach ache (laughs). Even if afterwards he said to me: I was on vacation,” he was quoted as saying.

The forward’s contract ends in June, after which he can join any team of his choice on a free transfer. Needless to say, this comes as a big blow to PSG’s plans for next season while providing Carlo Ancelotti with the biggest boost he could ask for.

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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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