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PSG demand €150 million for Kylian Mbappe this summer – report

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Real Madrid are back in pursuit of Kylian Mbappe after it has been reported that the Frenchman is ready to leave Paris Saint-Germain.

He has notified the club, via letter, that he has no intention to renew his contract beyond 2024, which has forced them to put him on the market to recoup some of the €180 million they spend on him in 2018.

Naturally, the first team interested in his services have been Real Madrid. However, it seems they will have to cough up a massive €150 million to sign him this summer, as reported by Julien Laurens.

PSG are tired of the Mbappe saga every summer and have decided to let him go this time around finally, but reports have suggested that they will be ready to sell him to any club but Real Madrid.

There are other teams in the race for Mbappe, including Liverpool. They have been long-term admirers of the player, but will likely sit behind Real Madrid when it comes to his priority order.

In the past, Madrid had offered €200 million for Mbappe’s signature, but were turned down by the Parisian outfit. The player ended up signing a renewal on, at the time, the biggest contract in football history, but has no intention to continue in Ligue 1 beyond 2024.

However, there is one apparent problem in Madrid’s pursuit of Mbappe. The Frenchman prefers to play off the left-wing, moving into no. 9 areas.

Los Blancos already have one of the best player in the world in Vinicius Jr as their left-winger. The question then becomes, is the disparity between Vini and Mbappe enough to warrant a €150 million price tag?

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Real Madrid 23-year-old striker close to finalising a move to Real Valladolid – report

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After two years on loan at Getafe, former Real Madrid striker Juanmi Latasa has returned to the Spanish capital.

His performances, after all, were not enough to coerce his foster club to push for a permanent transfer.

The 23-year-old striker made 32 appearances for Getafe last season, including 15 starts. However, he only had two goals to show for his regular participation and it is safe to label his time at the club as a disappointment.

Now back in Madrid, Latasa is unlikely to get a chance to make a mark at the club. All signs point to a departure in the coming days.

The overwhelming favorite

As revealed in a recent report by Jorge C Picon, several first-division teams in Spain have reported interest in the young striker. Real Valladolid however, are the overwhelming favourites.

The La Liga side are looking for a striker with a good physical presence, height, a strong aerial presence and a knack for goal.

Latasa (L) set to leave Real Madrid. (Photo by Fran Santiago/Getty Images)

Latasa ticks all the boxes they demand and negotiations between the two clubs are expected to progress in the coming days.

Latasa’s sale, at this point, is thus taken for granted. Leganes and Espanyol are some of the other clubs interested in his services.

No scope in Madrid

Carlo Ancelotti, over the years, has not carved out a reputation as one who trusts academy stars heavily. In his defence, however, he has always had superior options available.

Heading into next season, Los Blancos have a packed forward department including Kylian Mbape, Vinicius Jr, Rodrygo Goes and Endrick.

Considering that the well-established Joselu himself saw no scope at the club next season, it is safe to say that Latasa understands his situation.

From Real Madrid’s perspective, it remains to be seen if they maintain any leverage on his future.

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