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Monaco will accept ‘nothing less than €80 million’ for Real Madrid midfield target

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Real Madrid, the newly crowned Champions of Europe look to strengthen their squad ahead of the coming season, especially given the expectation that comes after such a successful year.

While several players have been linked with Los Blancos, Aurelien Tchouameni is one whose transfer is progressing the fastest.

According to reports from Fabrizio Romano, contacts between Real Madrid and AS Monaco will continue in the coming hours. The club feel confident about signing the midfielder as he prioritises Madrid.

However, the Ligue 1 side are unwilling to listen to offers less than €80 million. As the negotiations continue, Paris Saint-Germain lurk in the shadows hoping to swoop the player.

Yesterday, media outlets said that Carlo Ancelotti’s side were willing to meet Monaco’s demands and even offer more if necessary. Needless to say, the funds saved from Mbappe’s failed transfer are being put to wiser use.

Tchouameni has nailed down his first-choice position, and can play both as a defensive and central midfielder. The Frenchman will arrive at the Santiago Bernabeu as a backup to starters Casemiro, Toni Kroos, and Luka Modric, but is expected to replace one of them in the long run.

Despite attracting interest from Liverpool and PSG among other top European clubs, the youngster is firm on his desire to join the Champions League winners.

At the young age of 22, the Frenchman started 33 league games for Monaco in the past season. In addition to his three goals and two assists, he recorded an average of three interceptions, 2.5 tackles, a clearance and 7.5 duels won per ninety minutes.

The high price tag attached to Tchouameni’s transfer is because of his long term contract with Monaco. The youngster’s deal with the French side does not end until 2024, meaning that they have leverage over his future.

It now seems to be just a matter of time before his arrival is officially announced by the club. Alongside Federico Valverde and Eduardo Camavinga, he is expected to form the future midfield trident for Real Madrid.

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Multiple Real Madrid legends set to attend Kylian Mbappe’s presentation – report

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With the major international tournaments all wrapped up, Real Madrid fans can finally realize their dream of witnessing Kylian Mbappe take his first steps in the Santiago Bernabeu.

After much anticipation, the Frenchman’s signing was officially announced by the Merengues right after the UEFA Champions League final.

Now, the moment for his presentation is edging closer, and Real Madrid intends to make it a grand occasion befitting his talents.

Real Madrid have invited multiple legends

Indeed, according to Rodra several Real Madrid legends have been personally invited to attend Kylian Mbappe’s highly anticipated presentation at the Bernabeu tomorrow.

Their presence highlights the significance of this moment, celebrating the arrival of one of football’s brightest talents to the illustrious ranks of Real Madrid.

The player’s presentation, which is expected to be a huge event at Santiago Bernabeu on July 16th, was announced by the administration just under a week ago.

Mbappe will be presented as a Real Madrid player tomorrow. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images)

The 2018 World Cup winner is the first new recruit to be presented at the Santiago Bernabeu following complete renovations and thus the club aims to mark it as a special occasion.

In order to make it a memorable event, the Merengues have big plans for the presentation tomorrow.

Indeed, Mbappe will make a grand entrance at the Bernabeu, walking along a specially installed catwalk from the changing room exit to a stage set up at the North end of the stadium.

Full-house expected

All tickets for Kylian Mbappe’s presentation have been completely sold out, with not a single seat remaining, not even in the remotest corners of the venue.

Within just under 2 hours, all tickets for the event sold out, including the premium VIP seats. Priority was naturally given to club members and season ticket holders.

And now it appears some of the most iconic players from Real Madrid’s history will also be present to watch the event unfold.

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