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Mbappe can terminate PSG contract if smear allegations are proven amid Real Madrid links



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It has been a difficult week for Paris Saint-Germain. The French champions were rocked by speculations suggesting Kylian Mbappe’s desire to leave the club in January amid disagreements with the board.

It was followed by Mediapart’s investigative report on PSG’s use of a “digital army” called Digital Big Brother to launch a smear campaign against Mbappe back in 2019.

The attacker, at the time, had made headlines after revealing updates on his future. He suggested that his future could lie elsewhere, which had put PSG under a lot of pressure to keep hold of the attacker.

According to the Mediapart report, PSG had subsequently launched a smear campaign against the Frenchman online. He was not the only target either, with the club allegedly targeting his compatriot Adrien Rabiot and several other players and media outlets.

In light of these allegations, RMC Sport has conducted an interview with a sports lawyer, who suggests Mbappe could be in a position to terminate his contract at PSG if the allegations against the club are proven.

“Professional players are bound to their club by a fixed-term employment contract, recalls the lawyer. This type of contract can only be broken in specific cases such as serious misconduct. For example, it has been retained in cases of physical, verbal violence or abuse of freedom of expression,” says Tatiana Vessine, a sports lawyer.

“If it were proven and attributable to the employer, therefore the club, it would in my opinion be serious enough to justify a breach of contract,” she added.

The ability to terminate the contract could prove to be quite significant, not only for Mbappe but also for Real Madrid, who have been eyeing a move for the Frenchman for quite some time now.

The Whites were heavily linked with a move for the former AS Monaco starlet in the summer. But the player opted to remain at PSG, subsequently signing a bumper contract extension.

However, with Mbappe’s future at PSG once again coming under the microscope, links to Real Madrid have surfaced yet again, with reports claiming that the 23-year-old wants a move to the Santiago Bernabeu.

It will be interesting to see what the future holds for the French international in the coming months.

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€40 million midfielder prefers a move to Real Madrid over Premier League clubs – report



The race for Jude Bellingham has become tightly contested in recent weeks. Manchester City, Liverpool, Manchester United and Real Madrid all pursue the Borussia Dortmund star closely and hope to win his signing come June.

Given the heavy competition, it is natural that the clubs have alternative names on their tables. One such name on the radars of the aforementioned clubs is Celta Vigo’s Gabri Veiga.

The La Liga midfielder has offers from the Premier League for the summer. However, SER reports that the player has asked Real Madrid if they will match the offer from England and has displayed his interest in joining the club.

Veiga’s release clause with Celta Vigo is valued at €40 million. If the Merengues can match such a valuation, either through direct means or player exchanges, the young phenom will don white next season.

Real Madrid have followed Veiga’s profile for a while now and have made their interest in his signing known to his environment. Yet, the Spanish outlet also adds that Veiga’s potential arrival in June would not close the doors for Jude Bellingham’s signing.

Rafa Marin of Real Madrid Castilla is a player who interests Celta Vigo, and unsurprisingly is one of the names on Los Blancos’ table to utilise in a swap deal for Veiga. Yet, it is safe to say that talks of a player exchange are in a rudimentary stage.

The 20-year-old Spanish phenom has lit up La Liga this season. In 25 appearances for Celta Vigo this season, he has scored nine goals and provided three assists. He averages close to one key pass per game and has created five big chances in his league campaign.

With Los Blancos unwilling to let go of Bellingham’s pursuit irrespective of Veiga’s signing, the question will boil down to the financial leeway the Merengues have and whether they can afford to shell out €40 million in addition to the Englishman’s fee.

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