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Real Madrid could offer €100 million midfielder in deal to sign Mbappe from PSG

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It is no secret that Real Madrid will go after the signing of Kylian Mbappe this summer, after it was confirmed that the Frenchman will not renew his contract with PSG beyond 2024.

The Parisian giants wish to offload him right now in order to avoid losing him for free next year. And, despite everything that has happened in the past, they are willing to sell the 24-year-old superstar to Real Madrid in the summer.

However, with Los Blancos having already splashed in excess of €100 million on the signing of Jude Bellingham, there could be some issues in raising the capital to fund a move for Mbappe, who is expected to cost in excess of €150 million.

As such, Jason Burt of The Telegraph is reporting that Real Madrid could potentially offer midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni to PSG in order to secure Mbappe’s signing at a lower price.

Tchouameni joined the Merengues from AS Monaco only last summer, arriving in a deal worth €100 million, including add-ons.

It is public knowledge that PSG were also interested in signing the French midfielder, but he snubbed them as well as Liverpool after learning about Real Madrid’s interest and ended up at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Thrust into the spotlight soon after his arrival due to Casemiro’s exit, Tchouameni made a fine start to life in Madrid. However, his form waned in the second half of the season, leading to him falling behind Toni Kroos and Eduardo Camavinga in the pecking order.

Despite that, though, manager Carlo Ancelotti and the club, in general, are understood to have total faith in the young French midfielder.

So, it is a bit hard to imagine Real Madrid offering up Tchouameni plus cash to sign Mbappe this summer. The Merengues will go after the 24-year-old attacker’s signing, but it seems very unlikely that a player of Tchouameni’s potential and quality will be traded in the operation.

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Real Madrid youngster to have a more prominent role next season – report

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In a recent report by Manu de Juan in AS, it has been revealed that Arda Guler is expected to play a significant role for Carlo Ancelotti’s Real Madrid next season, despite ongoing rumours connecting him to Liverpool

Currently, Carlo Ancelotti has five key players listed on the club’s official website: Kylian Mbappe, Vinícius Jr, Rodrygo, Brahim Diaz, and Endrick. However, Guler is an additional player who is likely to make a substantial impact next season.

In fact, it is said that the Turkish teenager is set to be Ancelotti’s versatile player for the 2024-25 season. His adaptability is a major asset as he can play in various positions, including as a central or attacking midfielder, a right winger, or even as a forward. 

His recent performance in the European Championship highlighted his capabilities, where he scored one of the tournament’s standout goals. This versatility makes him a valuable addition to the squad.

Ancelotti has clear plans for Guler

Ancelotti has indicated in the past that he sees Guler’s primary role as a forward. However, the coach is not hesitant to use him in a midfield role when needed. 

Arda Guler will have more prominence next season at Real Madrid. (Photo by PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP via Getty Images)

This flexibility will be crucial, especially with changes in the team’s lineup. With Toni Kroos having left and Aurelien Tchouameni expected to play more as a centre-back, there will be a need for additional midfield options.

Despite his potential, there are concerns about Guler’s physicality and his ability to cover extensive ground on the field. Ancelotti has acknowledged these limitations, noting that Guler needs to improve his defensive positioning and overall physical endurance. 

The coach has mentioned that Guler is already working on these areas, aiming to overcome these challenges.

Meanwhile, during one of the celebrations at Cibeles, Ancelotti hinted at Guler’s increased involvement in the upcoming season. He described Guler as a “very interesting boy,” suggesting that the young player will have more opportunities to showcase his skills. 

This implies that fans can expect to see a lot more of Guler in action, making him a player to watch closely in the next season.

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