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Real Madrid competing with Barcelona, Atletico and three more clubs for Salzburg striker

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The most dramatic and hyped transfers of any window often involve strikers. It is not surprising that the forwards get as much importance as they do, for their success often translates directly into the team’s success.

A large part of Real Madrid’s success last season can be attributed to Karim Benzema’s imperious form. With the Frenchman now at 34, the club are looking far and wide for a potent replacement.

According to reports from Diario AS, a new star striker has risen in the Bundesliga, and Real Madrid are interested in signing him. Benjamin Sesko, the youngster from RB Salzburg, is grabbing eyes from across Europe and the queue to sign him will be long.

The interest in Sesko ramped up last week after his dominant performance against Liverpool that included a goal. Five clubs have conveyed their interest in the 19-year-old star, who will make his decision next week.

Manchester United and Chelsea are the frontrunners to sign the Slovenian and have firmly communicated their interest to Salzburg. Meanwhile, PSG recently entered the race and are on the list of his five potential destinations.

In Spain, Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid have all maintained tabs on the player. However, it is only Los Blancos who hold a strong interest in his signing at the moment.

Last season, Sesko played 24 league games for RB Salzburg, scoring five goals and providing one assist. In the current season of the Austrian Bundesliga, he already has one goal and an assist in two games.

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Mbappe confirms decision on future will not change after PSG qualify for UCL semis

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Real Madrid-bound Kylian Mbappe has confirmed that he will not change his decision about his future at PSG despite leading them to the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League.

On Tuesday night, Mbappe starred for PSG as they beat Barcelona 4-1 to secure a place in the semi-finals of Europe’s premier competition.

After having put in a disappointing display in the first leg last week, the French superstar scored a second-half brace to help his team across the line at Barcelona’s home last night.

During his interaction with the media after the match, Mbappe was asked if he would reconsider the decision over his future now that he and PSG were one step closer to winning the UCL.

Mbappe, though, made it clear that nothing will change, as he said: “No, no, no.”

Mbappe will not change his decision. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)

At the same time, however, the 25-year-old admitted that he still dreams of winning the UEFA Champions League with the Parisian giants.

“I have the dream of winning the Champions League with Paris. For sure. It’s another step now against a great team and we’re going to try to get to Wembley,” he said.

“Playing for the team from my country’s capital is very special, I dreamed of these play-offs when I came to PSG. It’s a great day for the club.”

Mbappe’s contract with PSG expires at the end of the season and he has decided to leave as a free agent in the summer.

The Frenchman is understood to be headed to Real Madrid with a contract reportedly already signed between the two parties.

An early elimination from the Champions League for PSG would have potentially brought the operation a step closer.

But with them qualifying for the semis and with there being the possibility of the Parisians facing Real Madrid in the finals, an announcement will not come anytime soon.

Source: Mundo Deportivo

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