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Real Madrid ready to spend €1 billion to sign Kylian Mbappe next summer – report



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Real Madrid are expected to go all out for Paris-Saint Germain forward Kylian Mbappe next summer, with a report from La Gazzetta Dello Sport (h/t SPORT) even claiming that they are prepared to spend a whopping €1 billion for his signature.

Now, the aforementioned figure does sound preposterous and astronomical but the Italian outlet has given a brief breakdown of the operation.

It claims that Madrid prepared a detailed study of the transfer and that they are willing to pay €630 million for the next four seasons. During the transfer itself, they would have to pay €150 million upfront apart from the usual signing-on bonus and commissions.

All this would take his transfer valuation to upto €1000 million across four seasons. 

Now, Madrid do know that spending such an amount would be a definitive market blow, but they are in a situation that isn’t ideal. All this because a certain Karim Benzema is slowly fading away.

In all fairness, one cannot really blame the Ballon d’Or winner anyway. He is already 35 and is struggling with injuries. This has put Madrid in a state of alarm as they need someone to lead the line next season and for that, they believe Mbappe is a perfect candidate.

In that sense, Madrid have listed several top-level performers but Mbappe is said to be topping the list as Florentino Perez is convinced of his capabilities mostly because he sees him as a perfect investment not only from a business point of view but also from a sporting sense.

And for that, the Real Madrid president has already informed Mbappe’s entourages that his team is willing to go all out for the attacker.

As far as the player is concerned, if he wants to move to Madrid in the first place, he needs to put effort from his own end as well, as his current deal with PSG runs until 2025.

The aforementioned outlet says that the player intends to have a talk with PSG soon to make it clear that he wants to make a move. He is of the idea that he has complied with all the conditions that were put forward during his previous extension and now that it’s all taken care of, the team from Paris will not give him hard time while leaving.

For now, while he will continue to serve his team and will aim to win the UEFA Champions League, he will want to take a giant leap in his sports career when the season is over.

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Real Madrid face Premier League, Saudi Arabia competition for free transfer target



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Real Madrid are set to welcome two new stars this summer, Kylian Mbappe and Endrick, but the Merengues are keen on further bolstering their squad.

Owing to the embarrassment of riches Real Madrid possess in midfield, replacing Toni Kroos with a new signing in midfield is not seen as an immediate priority.

Nonetheless, interesting opportunities will invariably be evaluated closely and it appears the name of Adrien Rabiot has entered the club’s crosshairs.

Real Madrid not the only ones interested

But, according to Gazzetta dello Sport, Real Madrid face stiff competition from Premier League clubs and Saudi Arabian teams in their pursuit of midfielder Adrien Rabiot.

The French midfielder is set to become a free agent if he chooses not to renew his contract with Juventus, a decision that seems increasingly likely.

Rabiot set to become a free agent this summer. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)

Known for his technical prowess and versatility, Rabiot excels at playing multiple roles in midfield and notably thriving as a goal threat with late runs inside the opposition box that tend to catch opponents off guard.

While Real Madrid have no shortage of quality in midfield, Dani Ceballos’ exit could pave the way for the 29-year-old to secure a signing for Los Blancos.

However, Real Madrid would have to outmanoeuvre both the financial prowess of Saudi Arabian teams and the competitive allure of Premier League clubs to secure Rabiot’s signature.

On top of that, Juventus are also not giving up on their efforts to try and renew the contract of the French international.

In any case, Rabiot is unlikely to be a priority target for the club but they will be sure to keep a close eye on how his situation develops.

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