Kylian Mbappe is one of Real Madrid’s three non-negotiable targets for the upcoming summer transfer window. The 25-year-old has come close to signing for the club many times in the past, but this is said to be his final chance of securing the dream move.
Now in the final six months of his contract, the player is free to negotiate his future with clubs across the globe.
Real Madrid hope to sign him on a free transfer in the summer, although they will shell out €60 million as a signing-on bonus to the player.
The new twist
While no new twists were expected in the saga this summer, AS brings an update that can only be described as a major twist.
According to the Spanish outlet, PSG have understandably not given up hope of keeping their main star. They have made an offer to extend Mbappe’s contract for two seasons at a whopping salary of €80 million per year.
The report adds that the Frenchman’s idea is still to move to Spain. However, he wants to be the highest-paid player in the squad and will not settle for less.
If Real Madrid’s offer is not equal to or greater than what Jude Bellingham and Vinicius Jr currently earn, he could stay in Paris. Needless to say, this changes the complexion of the player’s situation.
Real Madrid’s offer
As revealed in a recent report, Los Blancos are not willing to offer Mbappe the astronomical wages that PSG offer him. They propose a base salary of €15 million, although that number will increase with bonuses and image rights.
It is clear that the winger must make an economic compromise to realise his dream of moving to Madrid. The clause of his wages being higher than Bellingham and Vinicius, however, could create a ruckus in what appeared to be a straightforward free transfer.
Real Madrid do not want to pay ‘crazy money’ for top defensive target – Romano
As has been reported by multiple reliable sources today, Alphonso Davies is likely to be on his way to Real Madrid from Bayern Munich in the summer.
It has been suggested that the 23-year-old Canadian left-back already has a verbal agreement with Los Blancos over a transfer either this summer or in 2025, when his contract with the Bundesliga champions runs down.
Now, the idea is for Real Madrid to start negotiations with Bayern Munich over a transfer fee so that a mutually beneficial agreement can be reached for the summer window.
Real Madrid will not pay crazy money
Amidst all this, Fabrizio Romano has come out with an update claiming that Real Madrid do not intend to pay ‘crazy money’ to sign Davies from Bayern Munich given that he will be entering the final year of his contract.
The Italian transfer expert claims that Real Madrid have been the preferred destination for Davies for a while now and that the personal terms between the two parties will not be an issue at all.
So, a summer move would now hinge on Bayern Munich’s asking price for their left-back.
Romano states that the Bavarian giants will attempt to tie Davies down to a new contract until May or even June.
But if the left-back, who is demanding hefty wages worth around €20 million, does not agree to sign, they will be forced to sell instead of losing him for free next year.
In that scenario, Real Madrid will be best-placed to sign Davies, although Los Blancos will not go overboard with their spending on the Canadian.