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Mbappe to Real Madrid: Negotiations in advanced stage, fixed salary same as that of Bellingham, Vinicius – Romano



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As reports continue to pour in about Kylian Mbappe and his potential move to Real Madrid in the summer, journalist Fabrizio Romano has brought the latest scoop on the situation with the Frenchman.

The 25-year-old will leave PSG as a free agent at the end of the season when his contract expires and despite there having been some murmurs about talks with Manchester City, the forward appears to be headed for Real Madrid.

In fact, Romano reports that Mbappe and his entourage are only negotiating with the Merengues and no other club.

There have been some claims that the 2018 FIFA World Cup winner has already agreed everything and signed his deal with Real Madrid.

But Romano insists that nothing is signed at this point, although negotiations between the two parties are in a very advanced stage, with only some small details remaining to be worked out.

The Italian journalist also goes on to state that Mbappe’s fixed salary will be similar to what the likes of Jude Bellingham and Vinicius Jr. are earning at Real Madrid.

But, the total package could be higher when one includes the bonuses as well as image rights.

There has been no official announcement made by any of the parties at this point, be it Mbappe, PSG, or Real Madrid.

And Romano affirms that both Mbappe and PSG will officially announce his departure only after the superstar has signed his contract with Real Madrid.

On the Merengues’ side, it is still unclear as to when the announcement will be made, but everything appears to be on track for the transfer to go through without any hitches.

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PSG president wanted Real Madrid to bear Mbappe’s €80 million loyalty bonus



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It is only a matter of days before Kylian Mbappe is officially confirmed as a Real Madrid player.

The French superstar announced his departure from PSG as a free agent recently and even though nothing is official yet, everything points to him arriving at the Spanish capital club.

An official announcement and presentation are expected to take place sometime before the UEFA Euro 2024 starts.

While the move is all but done, it appears that PSG, in particular president Nasser Al-Khelaifi, are left with a bitter taste over Mbappe’s imminent exit.

Al-Khelaifi wanted Real Madrid to pay €80 million

As has already been reported, Al-Khelaifi tried to convince Mbappe to snub Real Madrid by presenting various arguments which had no effect.

Now, French publication L’Equipe has brought forth a report which claims that the PSG president simply cannot accept the fact that Mbappe is joining Real Madrid for free.

And things are now happening behind the scenes which suggest that the Frenchman’s departure will be far from smooth and amicable.

Indeed, as per the report, PSG have not paid Mbappe his salary for the month of April as well as an additional bonus he was due.

This is because of the €80 million loyalty bonus payment that the club had made to the France captain back in February, even though he had waived it off after deciding not to renew his contract.

Headed for an ugly split with PSG. (Photo by MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP via Getty Images)

In August 2023, after he was frozen out of the team for refusing to extend his contract, Mbapp agreed to give up his loyalty bonus so that PSG do not suffer a huge financial hit as a result of his leaving as a free agent this summer.

However, Al Khelaifi made a U-turn and granted Mbappe the loyalty bonus in February this year, with the caveat that Real Madrid cover the €80 million as compensation for the 25-year-old leaving for free.

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez, however, refused that demand as he deemed that it was completely out of the question, as the La Liga champions are not obligated to pay for a player who will be out of contract in a few weeks.

A complete breakdown

Things have not been well between Mbappe and Al-Khelaifi ever since the player informed him of his decision to leave PSG.

The report suggests that the pair are no longer on speaking terms and that lawyers are involved in trying to resolve the matter of the unpaid dues.

PSG are looking for written confirmation that their all-time top scorer will waive the €80 million, which he had agreed to in the past, only for the club to make the payment.

As for Mbappe, he wants the money he is owed as part of his salary which was not paid in April.

Al-Khelaifi has not had the best relation with Perez either and this development further escalates the situation.

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