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Real Madrid no longer in the race for €60 million-rated Chelsea attacker – Romano

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Real Madrid have been in and out of the race to sign Chelsea’s Kai Havertz over the past few weeks. The youngster was surprisingly one of the names suggested as a replacement for Karim Benzema, and the equation never seemed to add up, considering he is far from a striker.

According to reports from the ever-reliable Fabrizio Romano, Los Blancos are now out of the race for the versatile forward. He does look close to leaving Stamford Bridge this summer, but the Bernabeu will certainly not be his new home.

The 24-year-old’s tenure at Chelsea has been far from the dream he expected. Three years have elapsed since he signed for the London-based side, and he is yet to find his free-flowing best in the final third.

In his three seasons in the Premier League so far, he has scored just four, eight, and seven goals respectively. Considering that he is a regular starter for the Blues, his contributions come across as underwhelming.

The youngster would be a good fit into Carlo Ancelotti’s system. However, a combination of factors have understandably steered the club away from his name.

For starters, Chelsea demanded a fee of €60 million plus bonuses for the youngster. Real Madrid’s administration did not match the valuation of the English side.

Secondly, Arsenal have emerged as a strong suitor for Havertz and would be willing to spend heavily on his signing, which has acted as another deterrent for Los Blancos.

The opening of the doors to sign Kylian Mbappe appears to have been the final nail in discarding Havertz as an option. After all, the Merengues must spend at least €200 million for his signing, and with Bellingham’s deal already reflecting as a big expense, bringing in the Chelsea star would not be sustainable.

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Multiple Real Madrid legends set to attend Kylian Mbappe’s presentation – report

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With the major international tournaments all wrapped up, Real Madrid fans can finally realize their dream of witnessing Kylian Mbappe take his first steps in the Santiago Bernabeu.

After much anticipation, the Frenchman’s signing was officially announced by the Merengues right after the UEFA Champions League final.

Now, the moment for his presentation is edging closer, and Real Madrid intends to make it a grand occasion befitting his talents.

Real Madrid have invited multiple legends

Indeed, according to Rodra several Real Madrid legends have been personally invited to attend Kylian Mbappe’s highly anticipated presentation at the Bernabeu tomorrow.

Their presence highlights the significance of this moment, celebrating the arrival of one of football’s brightest talents to the illustrious ranks of Real Madrid.

The player’s presentation, which is expected to be a huge event at Santiago Bernabeu on July 16th, was announced by the administration just under a week ago.

Mbappe will be presented as a Real Madrid player tomorrow. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images)

The 2018 World Cup winner is the first new recruit to be presented at the Santiago Bernabeu following complete renovations and thus the club aims to mark it as a special occasion.

In order to make it a memorable event, the Merengues have big plans for the presentation tomorrow.

Indeed, Mbappe will make a grand entrance at the Bernabeu, walking along a specially installed catwalk from the changing room exit to a stage set up at the North end of the stadium.

Full-house expected

All tickets for Kylian Mbappe’s presentation have been completely sold out, with not a single seat remaining, not even in the remotest corners of the venue.

Within just under 2 hours, all tickets for the event sold out, including the premium VIP seats. Priority was naturally given to club members and season ticket holders.

And now it appears some of the most iconic players from Real Madrid’s history will also be present to watch the event unfold.

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