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Real Madrid face fresh competition from Barcelona for PSG superstar

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The best players in the world aspire to play for one of Barcelona or Real Madrid during their careers. Needless to say, the two Spanish giants are almost always involved in a tussle when a superstar is looking for a move away.

Taking that into consideration, Kylian Mbappe’s move to Real Madrid seemed extremely straightforward. The Frenchman had his heart set on the Bernabeu and the two parties even have a verbal agreement in place.

However, the inevitable has happened. According to reports from L’Equipe, Barcelona have now entered the race for Mbappe and pose a new threat to Los Blancos’ plans. The 23-year-old is still far from agreeing anything with the Blaugranes but has not closed the door over a possible move.

Barcelona are looking to rebuild their squad in the summer and were initially linked with Erling Haaland. After falling out of the race for the Norwegian, they have turned to alternative options like Mbappe and Mohammed Salah.

Moreover, the Catalan administration believe that a move for Mbappe would be a better deal both economically and from a sporting view.

While the Norwegian’s transfer requires a €70 million fee, multiple commissions, and signing bonus; Mbappe would, at least, arrive on a free transfer.

It is difficult to imagine the Frenchman making a move to Camp Nou after being so straightforward about his desire to wear the white of Madrid.

It remains to be seen if Barcelona offer an superior economic proposal to the PSG star. As it stands, the chance of a last minute swoop are slim for the Catalans.

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Ancelotti-favourite defender will leave Real Madrid if club signs 23-year-old ace

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With Kylian Mbappe’s signing now a completed objective, Real Madrid turn to what was always considered the second most critical operation of this summer – Alphonso Davies.

The Canadian full-back has been on Los Blancos’ radar for a while now, but with his contract with Bayern Munich running until 2025, his signing is seen to be a tad bit more complicated.

The Bavarians’ firm stance that they wish to persist with the speedster, needless to say, has only made the objective more complicated for Los Blancos.

No room for three

Despite Bayern Munich’s repeated advances towards Davies in recent weeks, Real Madrid are firm that they will attempt to sign the player this summer.

In light of the Canadian full-back’s possible arrival, Cadena SER reveals that Ferland Mendy will almost certainly leave Real Madrid if Davies’ signing is pulled off.

Carlo Ancelotti is clear that he has no room for three left-backs in his squad. One of Fran Garcia and Mendy must thus leave the Spanish capital in such a scenario and the Frenchman is better placed on that front.

Ferland Mendy (L) could leave Real Madrid if Davies arrives.. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

Mendy’s current deal in Madrid runs out next year and the player has been informed that a decision over his future at the club will be taken shortly.

On track with Davies

The Spanish outlet also reveal that the Canadian speedster rejected an offer from Bayern Munich in recent hours and that his departure from the Bavarian capital is not ruled out.

Bayern Munich demand a sum of €50 million for the dynamic full-back. Real Madrid, however, have set a spending limit of €30 million for the youngster and will not exceed that sum in any scenario.

Vincent Kompany’s men thus have a critical decision to make, for allowing Davies to run down the final year on his deal may well back-fire as did the case of Kylian Mbappe with PSG.

Real Madrid, as it stands, appear to be in the driver’s seat.

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