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Real Madrid defensive target likely to leave in the summer, will not pay more than €40-50 million

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Real Madrid have set very specific priorities for the 2024 summer transfer window, hoping to firstly complete the signing of Kylian Mbappe on a free transfer.

The Frenchman has decided to leave PSG after seven years at the club, with his next destination inevitably the Spanish capital.

Madrid are in final negotiations with the player, after which he will finalise the terms of his exit with the Parisian giants. Reports claim that he will receive a €130 million signing bonus to go along with his €20 net million salary.

Once this deal goes through, Florentino Perez and co. will have their eyes set on a certain Alphonso Davies, who is out of contract in the summer of 2025 with Bayern Munich.

The Bavarians have been trying to persuade him to sign an extension with the club, but as it stands, Davies’ future is more open than ever, according to a report from Florian Plettenberg.

At this stage, Bayern expect him to leave in the summer than extend his contract beyond 2025, with Madrid looking like the next step in the Canadian’s future.

Davies has been with the Bundesliga defending champions since 2019, and was an integral part of the sextuple-winning side under Hansi Flick a year later.

However, it seems after a meeting between Bayern director Christoph Freund and Davies’ agent Nick Huoseh, which has left some doubts in both parties’ minds.

Personal terms with the 23-year-old will not be an issue for Madrid, but they are only willing to pay a maximum of €40-50 million for the player.

Bayern, meanwhile, expect Madrid to heavily push down their asking price, with only one year remaining on Davies’ contract. They could be forced to comply with whatever price los blancos ask for him.

Davies’ agents also met with Barcelona in recent weeks, but it seems that was nothing more than a tactic to put pressure on both Madrid and Bayern.

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  1. David blunt

    February 24, 2024 at 5:08 am

    He will be welcomed with open arms at the bernabeu

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PSG president wanted Real Madrid to bear Mbappe’s €80 million loyalty bonus

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It is only a matter of days before Kylian Mbappe is officially confirmed as a Real Madrid player.

The French superstar announced his departure from PSG as a free agent recently and even though nothing is official yet, everything points to him arriving at the Spanish capital club.

An official announcement and presentation are expected to take place sometime before the UEFA Euro 2024 starts.

While the move is all but done, it appears that PSG, in particular president Nasser Al-Khelaifi, are left with a bitter taste over Mbappe’s imminent exit.

Al-Khelaifi wanted Real Madrid to pay €80 million

As has already been reported, Al-Khelaifi tried to convince Mbappe to snub Real Madrid by presenting various arguments which had no effect.

Now, French publication L’Equipe has brought forth a report which claims that the PSG president simply cannot accept the fact that Mbappe is joining Real Madrid for free.

And things are now happening behind the scenes which suggest that the Frenchman’s departure will be far from smooth and amicable.

Indeed, as per the report, PSG have not paid Mbappe his salary for the month of April as well as an additional bonus he was due.

This is because of the €80 million loyalty bonus payment that the club had made to the France captain back in February, even though he had waived it off after deciding not to renew his contract.

Headed for an ugly split with PSG. (Photo by MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP via Getty Images)

In August 2023, after he was frozen out of the team for refusing to extend his contract, Mbapp agreed to give up his loyalty bonus so that PSG do not suffer a huge financial hit as a result of his leaving as a free agent this summer.

However, Al Khelaifi made a U-turn and granted Mbappe the loyalty bonus in February this year, with the caveat that Real Madrid cover the €80 million as compensation for the 25-year-old leaving for free.

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez, however, refused that demand as he deemed that it was completely out of the question, as the La Liga champions are not obligated to pay for a player who will be out of contract in a few weeks.

A complete breakdown

Things have not been well between Mbappe and Al-Khelaifi ever since the player informed him of his decision to leave PSG.

The report suggests that the pair are no longer on speaking terms and that lawyers are involved in trying to resolve the matter of the unpaid dues.

PSG are looking for written confirmation that their all-time top scorer will waive the €80 million, which he had agreed to in the past, only for the club to make the payment.

As for Mbappe, he wants the money he is owed as part of his salary which was not paid in April.

Al-Khelaifi has not had the best relation with Perez either and this development further escalates the situation.

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