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Real Madrid ‘cautious’ and ‘hopeful’ in their pursuit of Kylian Mbappe this summer



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A recent report from ESPN has confirmed that while Real Madrid are extremely cautious about Kylian Mbappe, there is a growing sense of belief that they might acquire the Paris Saint-Germain forward this summer.

Los Blancos are hopeful to find a solution especially after it emerged that the Frenchman’s relationship with the PSG board has deteriorated. 

Now, for Mbappe’s arrival, Real Madrid are willing to let go of the ghosts of the past as it must be remembered that the player made an abrupt U-turn last summer after coming close to signing for Madrid. The forward went on to sign a new contract with PSG instead.

The team from the Spanish capital city has been quite active in the transfer market already. Now that the likes of Jude Bellingham, Joselu, Fran Garcia, and Brahim Diaz have arrived, they have claimed their transfer business is done. However, many expect them to find a capable replacement for Karim Benzema.

Mbappe’s stance on the entire saga has been very clear. The player continues to deny that he wants to leave PSG this summer.

“LIES…At the same time, the bigger it is, the more it passes. I’ve already said that I’m going to continue next season at PSG where I am very happy,” he posted on social media soon after reports of a summer exit started doing the rounds.

Real Madrid, however, have continued to keep tabs on the situation, but despite some reports indicating otherwise, there has been no significant progress in the story.

Many believe that although the player wishes to sign for Real Madrid this summer, the Merengues are approaching the story very cautiously.

For the moment, they are willing to make a significant effort to see the 2018 World Cup winner lining up alongside the likes of Vinicius Jr and Rodrygo but it is still a distant dream. If not this summer, Los Blancos can always rope him in next year for free – a scenario PSG wish to avoid.

As far as the fee is concerned, reports suggest that PSG would want a world-record sum of €250 million plus €50 million in add-ons for their superstar. Real Madrid, though, would be willing to go up to €200 million plus €20 million.

As iterated earlier, the Merengues, despite their strong interest, continue to approach the situation with great caution, but are hopeful that Mbappe does end up arriving this summer.

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Real Madrid’s teenage sensation to join camp on Wednesday, Brazilian core to return later



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Real Madrid enjoyed strong representation at the recently concluded European Championship and Copa America.

Dani Carvajal is the only player who returned with silverware, but it is safe to say that all the team’s stars on international duty put up displays to be proud of.

The attention now turns towards the season that lies ahead. Carlo Ancelotti and co. have already begun working ahead of the new campaign, and the internationals will begin rejoining training in the coming week, as relayed by MARCA.

The early returnees

Having suffered an early elimination in the Euro with Croatia, Luka Modric is set to return to training as early as the beginning of the coming week.

The veteran recently renewed his contract with the club and will be looking to prove that he still has it on his feet.

Modric will be available soon at Ancelotti’s disposal (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

The team’s new signing, Endrick, will join forces with Los Blancos on Wednesday as he begins a new chapter in his short, yet illustrious career so far. All eyes will be on his official signing and presentation.

Meanwhile, Arda Güler and Antonio Rudiger are expected to return to training under Ancelotti towards the end of the week.

The late entries

Players who progressed relatively deeper into the recently concluded tournaments have understandably been granted a longer vacation, and both the French and English representatives of the club enjoy that luxury.

Needless to say, no specific date has been set for their return, considering that their campaign in the Euro ran deep into July.

The team’s Copa America stars, Vinicius Jr, Rodrygo, and Eder Militão, meanwhile, will report to training on July 31st. Federico Valverde, who finished third with Uruguay, will likely enjoy a longer hiatus.

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