Amidst the swirling currents of transfer speculations, Paris Saint-Germain stand firm in asserting that they have not received any bid from Real Madrid for their prized asset, Kylian Mbappe, reports Fabrizio Romano.
Contrary to recent waves of rumours that have inundated the footballing world, the French club’s stance remains resolute, indicating that no alteration in their position has occurred.
There’s a lot of confusion
Earlier today, it was reported that Real Madrid president Florentino Perez had taken the decisive step of making an offer for Mbappe, and the deal could be on the brink of realization.
Reports suggested that PSG’s owners in Qatar have opted to reduce their initial valuation of Mbappe by €50 million, prompting Real Madrid to make a move.
As it turns out, however, Romano has now affirmed that no such deal is in place and PSG have not received a bid for the striker, and they are expecting him to continue.
No last-minute drama
The speculation surrounding Mbappe’s potential departure has been a constant topic of discussion.
With Mbappe’s contract set to expire in the not-so-distant future, Real Madrid have been linked with a move for his signature.
Yet, PSG’s expectation for Mbappe to remain in their ranks is palpable, perhaps signaling that they are prepared to engage in contract negotiations to secure his services for the long term.
Real Madrid, for their part, remain firm that their incoming transfer operations are closed for this summer and that there will be no last-minute moves for Mbappe or any other players despite Vinicius Jr’s injury.
Mbappe, for his part, wishes to see out his contract and leave PSG for free next year. But the Parisian giants remain hopeful of convincing him to extend his stay, in which case Los Blancos will not move for him.
Real Madrid defender will be fit to play vs Girona after knock against Las Palmas
Real Madrid were sent in a state of worry last night as their defensive options appeared to have fully diminished.
With Eder Militao already out on the sidelines, Los Blancos lost David Alaba to an injury in the first half of their game against Las Palmas at the Santiago Bernabeu.
It left Carlo Ancelotti with just two frontline senior centre-backs in Antonio Rudiger and Nacho Fernandez.
And by the end of the match, Rudiger was seen limping even though he played the entire 90 minutes.
Rudiger’s knock not serious
The sight of the German being in discomfort raised some concerns. But now, journalist Melchor Ruiz of COPE has provided a positive update on Rudiger’s situation which will come as a relief for Real Madrid fans.
As per the update, Rudiger was put through tests today and the results show that his condition is nothing to be concerned about.
All signs point towards the former Chelsea ace being available to play against La Liga leaders Girona on Saturday away at Montilivi.
This comes as a big relief for Los Blancos who would have been left with Nacho as the last man standing in the centre-back department if Rudiger too was injured.
What did Ancelotti say?
Speaking after the 2-0 win over Las Palmas last night, Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti had indicated that Rudiger’s injury was not something to worry about, saying:
“Rüdiger is touched, it’s a blow, but we think it’s going to be fine for the next game. The Alaba thing is a problem with the abductor and I don’t think he’ll be there on Saturday.”
And that is how it has panned out with Rudiger’s knock not serious and the German is now expected to be ready for the Girona clash.
As for Alaba, he will undergo MRI scans tomorrow to determine the extent of his injury.