The situation surrounding Kylian Mbappe continues to get intriguing by the minute as more and more details emerge from his alleged falling out with Paris Saint-Germain.
The 23-year-old superstar signed a new contract with PSG only five months ago, snubbing a chance to join Real Madrid even though he looked set to move to the Santiago Bernabeu on a Bosman move in the summer.
There have been conflicting reports emerging on the Merengues’ stance about whether they wish to sign Mbappe now that he wants to leave PSG at the earliest possible.
However, according to a fresh report from Jan-Aage Fjortoft, as relayed by SPORT, there could be a possible agreement between Mbappe and Real Madrid about a transfer after the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar.
Despite that, PSG have no intentions of selling the French international to Real Madrid whatsoever. In the meantime, though, there are four other top clubs pushing to sign Mbappe as he wishes to move on from Parc des Princes.
Liverpool are said to be one of the clubs keen on the 23-year-old. The Reds had been linked with a move for Mbappe in the past and even though they invested heavily in Darwin Nunez this past summer, the Frenchman seems to be on their agenda.
However, the Reds are not known for splashing over-the-top transfer fees on players and given that PSG value Mbappe at around €300-350 million, a move could be difficult.
Chelsea are another interested party as per the report from SPORT and it makes sense considering that they only have Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Armando Broja as their main strikers at the moment.
With Aubameyang, there have already been exit links while Broja is yet to hit his strides and lacks top-level experience. New owner Todd Boehly tried to sign Cristiano Ronaldo to add a superstar name to lead his project and with Mbappe now seemingly available, the Blues could swoop in.
Apart from the three clubs mentioned, Manchester City and Manchester United are also credited with a degree of interest in Mbappe. And they would certainly have the financial clout to pull off the deal.
However, City just invested in Erling Haaland and are unlikely to add Mbappe to the mix as well, while Manchester United are no longer competing at the top table, which would not appeal to the striker.
It remains to be seen how this whole story unravels and whether Mbappe does indeed leaves PSG in January and if so, where he ends up moving.
Real Madrid maintain full confidence in Turkish starlet despite injury woes
Arda Guler’s Real Madrid stint has not gotten off to the start he would have hoped to have given the expectation that preceded the transfer.
Having joined in the summer after Real Madrid outbid their competition to win him over from Fenerbahce for a 20-million-euro fee, buzz was high as the winger was expected to slot into the team quite seamlessly, albeit on a rotational basis.
Unfortunately for the 18-year-old, he has been constantly marred by injuries since completing the move.
Reports have stated that after Guler picked up his third injury since his move, Real Madrid have been concerned and want to take things slow with the player to ensure he is fit as soon as possible after an injury to his quadriceps this time.
The Turk is yet to make his competitive debut for the club, and Real Madrid even sacked their medical chief in November, in light of their injury crises since the beginning of the season.
No loan deal for Guler
However, according to Fabrizio Romano in a recent YouTube video, he states that Madrid maintain full trust and patience in the youngster.
Despite his bad luck with injuries, the latest of which he is scheduled to return from after Christmas, the Galacticos have no intention of loaning out Guler to Turkish clubs despite lots of speculation of them doing so of late.
Romano states that Madrid remain firm on not shaking things up too much with the squad, and they want to keep their roster stable, including Arda Guler.
They want to extend their full support and protection to the player as he aims to return to full fitness and finally make his bow for Madrid either by the end of this month or in 2024.