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PSG expecting an offer from Chelsea for Real Madrid target Kylian Mbappe

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For the first time in months, Real Madrid are showing signs of urgency on the Kylian Mbappe transaction.

The Merengues had initially opted to wait for the player to begin talks, but are now taking solid steps towards sealing his arrival before La Liga begins.

PSG are aware that the player wishes to join no club other than the Galacticos, but continue to negotiate with other interested parties in the hope of putting pressure on Real Madrid.

According to reports from L’Equipe, the Parisians are awaiting a concrete offer from Chelsea for their young star.

PSG demand a high fee

Earlier this week, reports emerged claiming that Chelsea owner Todd Boehly had made contact with PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi to discuss a deal for Mbappe.

And now, Les Parisiens are expecting the Premier League heavy-hitters to come up with an offer for the 24-year-old World Cup winner.

It is well known that PSG are relatively powerless in Mbappe’s transfer or the fee it will bring. He may be one of the best in the business, but the fact that his contract runs down next summer brings the inevitable possibility of him leaving for free.

Chelsea in the race for Mbappe? (Photo by DANIEL BELOUMOU OLOMO/AFP via Getty Images)

As it stands, PSG hope to get close to €250 million in exchange for Mbappe. Leaking reports of negotiations with Barcelona, Saudi Arabia and now Chelsea appears to be means of turning the heat on Los Blancos.

No more options on Mbappe’s table

Nasser Al-Khelaifi had given his star player an ultimatum to make his decision by the 31st of July – to leave immediately or to renew with PSG. 

Now having past the deadline, Mbappe can no longer renew his deal in Paris and a departure is his only real option.

If he does not agree to an exit, the player could well face 12 months on the sidelines.

A move to Madrid this summer now appears increasingly possible but it will require Mbappe to take firm control of his future and begin serious talks with Florentino Perez.

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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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