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Real Madrid see it difficult to sign Mbappe this summer, awaiting move from PSG or player




Real Madrid’s dream to sign Kylian Mbappe two seasons ago began as something the management wanted but did not desperately need. If the team’s pre-season games so far are anything to go by, the situation has radically turned.

Karim Benzema’s departure was always going to put pressure on the young forwards.

Real Madrid’s recent defeats against Barcelona and Juventus go on to exemplify the need for a proven goalscorer in the ranks. The men in white created chances galore on both occasions but paid the price for lacking a finisher.

Many now feel that Mbappe’s immediate arrival is the need of the hour, but according to Mario Cortegana, Real Madrid believe that it is difficult to rope in the World Cup winner this summer.

The administration are waiting for the steps of Paris Saint-Germain and the player himself to see how it will progress.

What next for Mbappe?

Will Mbappy stay at PSG or leave? (Photo by TOM MASSON/AFP via Getty Images)

Last month, Mbappe had two viable options on his table. Along with the option to leave the French club immediately, the youngster had the choice to renew his deal with them.

All that changed when he failed to communicate his decision by the deadline of July 31st.

PSG now see his sale to be the only way out and are even close to signing Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele as a replacement.

Reports suggest that Mbappe will not be called up for PSG’s Ligue 1 opener against Lorient on August 12th and it is clear that he will be banished to the stands if he does not leave.

The player is firm about his desire to sign for Real Madrid, and despite the pessimism within the club, the latest development turns the odds in their favour.

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Premier League club close the doors on defender’s exit amid Real Madrid interest




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Back in March, news surfaced that Real Madrid and Manchester United were both interested in signing Everton defender Jarrad Branthwaite

The competition for his signature was fierce, but United eventually shifted their attention to another target, Leny Yoro, leaving Real Madrid without a new defender. 

Despite their interest, Everton’s high valuation of Branthwaite at €80 million made both clubs reconsider their pursuit.

According to a report from The Athletic, Everton’s stance on Branthwaite has now solidified. They are not entertaining any offers for the defender. 

Real Madrid, in reality, never made an official bid. They were merely observing from a distance as Everton turned down two substantial offers from Manchester United. 

The highest of these offers was close to €60 million, including both fixed and variable components, yet it still fell short of Everton’s expectations.

Everton want nothing less than €80 million

Everton’s valuation of Branthwaite is influenced by recent high-profile transfers of defenders like Harry Maguire, Wesley Fofana, and Josko Gvardiol. 

Jarrad Branthwaite will not leave Everton this summer. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

These deals have set a precedent, making Everton firm in their demand of £65-70 million, equivalent to over €82 million, for Branthwaite. Despite his high valuation, Everton is adamant about retaining him, considering him a crucial part of their future plans.

Complicating matters, Everton are facing significant financial difficulties. The club has been in a precarious financial position, confirmed by recent reports. 

The Friedkin Group, owners of Roma and potential new buyers for Everton, have halted negotiations with the club’s current owner, Farhad Moshiri. 

They have accumulated over €600 million in debt, and the uncertainty surrounding its management has only worsened the situation.

In light of these financial troubles, selling Branthwaite for a substantial amount could have provided a much-needed financial boost for Everton. However, the club is reluctant to part with one of their most promising young talents. 

They view Branthwaite as a vital component of their long-term strategy and are unwilling to sell him at a discount, even in their current economic state.

At Goodison Park, the decision to keep Branthwaite despite lucrative offers is a clear statement of their commitment to building a strong future. The young defender is seen as a key asset, and Everton’s refusal to sell him underscores their belief in his potential. 

The club’s financial struggles continue to pose challenges, but they are determined to navigate these difficulties without compromising their long-term vision.

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