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Real Madrid in contact with Mbappe’s camp, want PSG or player to make first move



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Kylian Mbappe and PSG have been at an outright war over the past week with both parties no longer hiding their difference in opinion. The French club made a strong statement by leaving the star out of their squad for the pre-season tour to Japan, but the Frenchman’s silence over the same is a resounding response.

Real Madrid, who have a strong interest in signing Mbappe, have continued to remain quiet, however. It is well known that the youngster dreams of playing for the Merengues, but they have made no significant movement as of yet.

According to reports from ESPN, Real Madrid have been in contact with Mbappe’s entourage throughout these developments. However, Los Blancos want him or PSG to make the first move on the negotiations front. Only then will they return to the scene and take it forward.

Florentino Perez has always dreamed of bringing the World Cup winner to the Santiago Bernabeu and has in fact remained in contact with his entourage over the past two months. Despite interest from Saudi Arabia, Mbappe wants to join only Real Madrid.

Despite their silence, the men in white are in the driver’s seat. The administration has significant control over the player’s future and is looking to utilise the same to wrap up the best possible deal.

According to reports earlier today, Real Madrid could even strategically delay making an opening bid until August. With the player unwilling to move elsewhere and his contract running out next summer, PSG will then be under pressure to concede to lower economic terms and complete Mbappe’s departure.

With the French side opening the doors to negotiate with clubs across the globe several parties have entered the race to sign the superstar. Saudi Arabia’s Al Hilal, for one, are offering a fee of €300 million for his services.

Yet, PSG are aware that Mbappe will not move to any club except Real Madrid. The only question that remains to be answered is when.

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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.

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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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