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Real Madrid ‘favourites’ to sign Mbappe, but PSG will demand €300-350m for superstar



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Kylian Mbappe has once again become the hot topic at Real Madrid, following recent speculations of his desire to leave Paris Saint-Germain in the upcoming January transfer window.

Those rumours have now been backed by The Telegraph, who have offered more details about Mbappe’s current situation at PSG. It also claims that Real Madrid are undisputedly in pole position to sign the forward, should PSG allow him to leave.

Mbappe’s desire to leave the club comes in the midst of growing tension between the management and the player. The player’s side argues that promises made by PSG in the summer were not kept by the club, including the signing of a number nine.

The French club did not make any attempt to sign a centre-forward, which has irked the Frenchman, who has many other reasons to leave Parc des Princes, including his deteriorating relationship with Brazilian superstar Neymar.

Mbappe has not had the best of relationships with new coach Christophe Galtier as well while there are talks of sporting director Luis Campos quitting early, despite joining the club in the summer.

All of this has led the attacker to consider leaving PSG in the January transfer window, with Real Madrid in the front row.

The report further adds that the French superstar regrets signing the new contract with PSG, when he had the option of signing for Real Madrid in the summer.

It is further claimed that the 23-year-old prefers a transfer to the Santiago Bernabeu and despite what is being said in some sections of the media, Los Blancos are the favourites to sign Mbappe if PSG are willing to let him leave.

Some sources indicated that it might be a pressure tactic from Mbappe to force PSG’s hand. However, Santi Aouna of Foot Mercato (h/t Madrid Xtra) is stating that it is no tactic and the Frenchman is certainly keen on leaving the club at the earliest possible.

He also mentions that Real Madrid are very much keen on signing Mbappe and will make an attempt for him when possible.

However, luring Mbappe away from Parc des Princes will not be so easy. Thanks to the new deal signed in the summer, it would take Real Madrid significantly more than the world-record fee of €222 million PSG paid for Neymar, to sign Mbappe.

The PSG camp value the Frenchman in the range of around €300-350 million, which may effectively leave Los Blancos out of the chase, at least for the upcoming January transfer window.

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Real Madrid veteran has ‘adopted’ Arda Guler, is mentoring him in training



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The current edition of the Real Madrid squad is full of young talents, who have shown remarkable potential in recent years.

Arda Guler is among the young players looking to make a mark in European football in the years to come.

The young Turk joined Real Madrid earlier this summer, rejecting many other European giants in the process.

Toni Kroos mentoring Guler at Real Madrid

Guler has not enjoyed the best of starts to his life at Santiago Bernabeu, as he is spending a brief time on the sidelines due to an injury.

However, Guler has not stopped working on his characteristics, as he looks to kickstart his Real Madrid career on a positive note.

To that end, the former Fenerbahce starlet is receiving some key support from one of Real Madrid’s midfield pillars in the form of Toni Kroos.

This is according to MARCA, which suggests that the German international is mentoring Guler in his early days at Santiago Bernabeu.

Arda Guler is taking special guidance from Toni Kroos (Photo by THOMAS COEX/AFP via Getty Images)

Kroos: huge ‘sponsor’ of Guler

The report highlights how Toni Kroos is a huge admirer of Arda Guler. The German had even heaped praise on the youngster from Turkey when he joined the club earlier in the summer.

Guler, therefore, is closely training with Kroos, whose years of experience, composure, and knowledge of football, could help the youngster grow at Santiago Bernabeu.

This fits in well with Carlo Ancelotti’s vision at Real Madrid, as the Italian boss wants youngsters to have room to grow, especially with guidance from some of the older guards in the team.

It is one of the key reasons Real Madrid wanted to stick to Kroos and Luka Modric, despite bringing in Arda Guler and Jude Bellingham in the summer.

Guler, therefore, has the stage set for him to start his Real Madrid career on a strong note. After impressing in training, the next step for the youngster is to make a promising debut, which is just around the corner.

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