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PSG are doing ‘everything’ to prevent Mbappe from signing for Real Madrid



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With each passing day, the transfer of Kylian Mbappe from Paris Saint-Germain to Real Madrid keeps getting closer.

The French superstar will see his contract with PSG run out at the end of the season. So far, the forward has thwarted all the attempts from the club to renew his contract, with all signs pointing towards the 23-year-old desiring a move to the Santiago Bernabeu.

However, PSG are not going down without a fight as they continue to try and convince Mbappe to sign a new contract and prolong his stay at Parc des Princes.

So far, PSG have tried to change Mbappe’s stance by having the President of France, Emmanuel Macron, involved in their bid to have the striker sign a new contract.

The Parisian giants are also leaning heavily on Achraf Hakimi, who happens to be Mbappe’s close friend within the dressing room, to help change his mind.

Now, Defensa Central reports that PSG have turned to club legend Ronaldinho as they try and do everything to prevent Mbappe from joining Real Madrid in the summer.

The Brazilian icon spent two years at PSG between 2001 and 2003 when he was signed from Gremio. He enjoyed great success at the club, even though Les Parisiens were far from being the superclub they are now, before moving to Barcelona.

Ronaldinho has now urged Mbappe to continue at the club, insisting that he can grow into the greatest player ever by staying in Paris.

Speaking on ‘Prime Video Sport’, he said: “ He can become the best player in the world and win the Champions League playing for Paris Saint-Germain.”

“If I want to see him stay here? That would be lovely, wouldn’t it? To see the best players evolve together in Paris and win the Champions League. That would be wonderful.”

Whether Ronaldinho’s words have any sway over Mbappe’s decision or not remains to be seen. As things stand, though, an exit from PSG looks the likeliest outcome.

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Harry Kane’s signing could complicate Real Madrid’s plan to sign Erling Haaland in 2024



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Those sitting in the Real Madrid offices are aware that the team needs an emergency number 9. In this context, manager Carlo Ancelotti has already affirmed that they are working on some targets, although he decided not to reveal any names.

Now, what makes this operation trickier is that Madrid already have Erling Haaland on their agenda. The Manchester City forward is billed for the summer of 2024, meaning that any signing Madrid make this year will be extremely short-term.

A couple of days back, we reported that Ancelotti has made the signing of Tottenham Hotspur forward Harry Kane his priority. The manager is of the idea that the England international will be the ideal candidate to provide competition to Benzema, whose physical fitness is now deteriorating.

As far as Kane is concerned, the Tottenham forward is rightly expected to leave and fellow Premier League side Manchester United happen to be interested in his acquisition as well.

It is not really difficult for Madrid to sign Kane, but the fact that Madrid already have Haaland in their plans is a problem, reports AS. At 29 years of age, Kane is not someone who would step down from his starting role when Haaland arrives. 

Add to it the continuity of Benzema is yet another issue. All this means there is a high possibility that if Kane arrives, the team will overbook the number 9 position.

At the moment, there is a parade of names that Madrid are following, namely, Goncalo Ramos, Dusan Vlahovic and even Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, but nothing is certain at the moment.

What Madrid need is a short-term option, someone who is either willing to settle for a secondary role, even when Benzema leave/retires or is ready to come on a season-long loan to cover the position until Madrid sign Haaland in 2024. Either way, Harry Kane does not fit the bill.

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