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Real Madrid ‘not contemplating’ the signing Mbappe for now – report



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The rumour mill is abuzz with speculations that Kylian Mbappe wants to leave Paris Saint-Germain as early as the January transfer window, only months after signing a new contract.

If reports are to be believed, the French international is hoping to join Real Madrid, after having snubbed them in the summer despite appearing set to sign for Los Blancos for a long time.

PSG, for their part, are believed to be open to letting him leave as long as he does not sign for Real Madrid.

Amidst these sensational developments, Jose Felix Diaz of MARCA is claiming that the reigning champions of Spain and Europe are not contemplating the signing of Mbappe at this point in time. The journalist also adds that some personnel in the Real Madrid offices are ‘laughing’ at the evolving saga.

However, contrasting reports are emerging from Josep Pedrerol on El Chiringuito TV, who is stating that Real Madrid president Florentino Perez never really closed the doors on the possibility of signing Mbappe, despite being burned by the forward in the summer.

The 2018 FIFA World Cup winner had looked poised to sign for Real Madrid on a free transfer earlier this year, until he performed a late U-turn and ended up renewing with PSG, penning a ludicrously lucrative contract that guaranteed him massive wages and a hefty signing bonus.

However, things have been rocky for Mbappe at PSG, especially with regard to his deteriorating relationship with attacking partner Neymar. It is also claimed that he feels let down by the club as they have reportedly not kept their promises.

Amidst this developing situation, whether Real Madrid will consider signing him or decide against such a move after having been left embarrassed by Mbappe in the summer remains to be seen, as contrasting reports continue to emerge on their stance.

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Real Madrid midfielder trained away from the group last week, but has no injury – report



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With the international break underway, several Real Madrid players have been called up for national team assignments. The stars who have not travelled for international duty have continued to work at the club’s Valdebebas training facility to prepare for the restart.

Toni Kroos is one such player who has remained in Madrid, having retired from international football back in 2021.

However, there had been concerns growing around the 33-year-old’s physical condition as he regularly did indoor work last week and was not spotted in group training with his teammates.

Now, Sergio Quirante has come up with an update on Kroos’ situation, stating that even though the midfielder largely did individual work inside the facilities over the last week, he is fine and has no injuries.

Taking advantage of the international break, the former Bayern Munich superstar is understood to have gone through an individual program to prepare for the final, decisive stretch of the 2022/23 season.

Kroos not being injured comes as a big positive for Real Madrid, ahead of important games against Real Valladolid and Barcelona within the first five days of April.

The rest of the Real Madrid midfield contingent – Luka Modric, Eduardo Camavinga, Aurelien Tchouameni, Federico Valverde, and Dani Ceballos – are all away on international duties and could return with some fatigue from the travel.

So, it is important that Kroos is fully fit and ready to go as Real Madrid look to cut down the gap to the top of the table in La Liga and also make it to the finals of the Copa del Rey by overturning a first-leg deficit against Barcelona in the semi-finals.

Kroos has played 37 matches this season, chipping in with two goals and five assists in the process. With his contract expiring at the end of the season, it is still unclear whether he will renew or hang up his boots.

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