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Real Madrid expect Kylian Mbappe’s price tag to be €200 million this summer



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According to a report from AS, Real Madrid are expecting PSG to demand a transfer fee of €200 million for star attacker Kylian Mbappe in the ongoing transfer window.

Mbappe’s contract with Les Parisiens expires in 2024 and the player has made it clear that he does not wish to extend beyond that and leave the club for free.

But PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi made it abundantly clear on Wednesday that there is no way Mbappe will leave the club for free and that the 24-year-old will either have to renew his contract or leave the club this summer.

Given Mbappe’s reluctance to renew, there is now a strong expectation that he will be on the move in the current transfer window itself, although he will fight to seek the loyalty bonus that he would be owed by PSG next year.

Either way, should Mbappe become available on the market, Real Madrid appear to be the French superstar’s likeliest destination .

Los Blancos have been trying to sign the 2018 FIFA World Cup winner for years now. They came close last year when Mbappe’s contract was expiring until he performed a late U-turn and signed a new deal with PSG.

Prior to that, the Merengues had made multiple bids for him in 2021, ranging from €150 million to €200 million, and it is expected that PSG will hold out for at least €200 million to sell Mbappe this summer.

But, for the sale to go through, Mbappe will have to change his stance. And the longer he takes to do that, the pressure rises on PSG as the risk of him leaving for free in 2024 increases. It could force them into lowering their demands for the forward.

At the same time though, Real Madrid would potentially also have to cover the €70 million net salary (plus bonuses) that he would have earned at PSG if he stayed for another year.

So, the financial commitment required to sign the Frenchman will be huge, but Los Blancos are prepared for it and will pounce if Mbappe agrees to leave this summer.

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Real Madrid out-of-favour defender now unlikely to leave the club



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Real Madrid missed out on the signing of Leny Yoro after deciding not to match Manchester United’s offer for the 18-year-old defender.

With the French prodigy now on his way to the Premier League, Los Blancos are assessing their options before deciding whether to sign a new centre-back or not.

As things stand, the reigning champions of Spain and Europe seem to be leaning towards relying on their existing options rather than going into the market.

Jesus Vallejo unlikely to leave

As such, MARCA reports that the likelihood of Jesus Vallejo leaving the club have now significantly reduced.

Indeed, the 27-year-old out-of-favour defender now appears more and more likely to continue at Real Madrid beyond this summer.

Set to stay. (Photo by Angel Martinez/Getty Images)

Vallejo returned to the Santiago Bernabeu after finishing his loan stint at Granada during which he hardly played due to injury and fitness woes.

As such, reports suggested that Carlo Ancelotti & co. were not planning on counting on him next season, even though he was handed a new shirt number recently.

But with the Leny Yoro operation collapsing and Real Madrid not keen on recruiting anyone from the market at this point, the Spanish ace is now unlikely to leave the club.

With David Alaba still sidelined, Antonio Rudiger and Eder Militao will start the new season as the first-choice centre-back pairing and Vallejo will serve as the backup while Aurelien Tchouameni will also be an option.

Vallejo, for his part, wanted to stay put and see out his contract which expires in 2025. And, as things stand, it appears that the player will get his wish.

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