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Real Madrid set to close Kylian Mbappe signing next week – report



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Real Madrid’s recent win over Paris Saint-Germain is set to have major implications on the overall outlook of the two teams come the end of the season.

The result has already forced PSG President Nasser Al-Khelaifi to plot an overhaul in the summer, with Leonardo Araujo and Mauricio Pochettino both likely to be sacked.

There are also reports of internal discontent among the PSG employees, with some of them even happy with the club’s shocking elimination from the Champions League.

For Real Madrid, the win could be of tremendous help when it comes to the pursuit of top target Kylian Mbappe. The Spanish giants were keen on securing the services of the Frenchman last summer, but their advances were knocked back by PSG.

However, with Mbappe’s contract expiring at the end of the season, many believe this could be the year the attacker finally moves to his dream club Real Madrid. And according to a recent report from MARCA, talks between the two parties have already intensified and a deal could be agreed by the end of next week.

The transfer cannot be officiated before the end of the season, as Mbappe is heavily invested in helping Paris Saint-Germain reclaim the Ligue 1 title this term. But it is apparent that the Frenchman is keen on leaving Parc des Princes, having already rejected multiple advances from the club, to sign a new contract.

Mbappe’s expiring contract means he will have the luxury to move to Real Madrid on a free transfer. The report suggests he is set to receive a whopping signing premium of around €60-80 million while the player’s salary could stand at around €25 million per season.

Such a lucrative contract could ultimately lead to the exit of multiple existing stars in the Real Madrid camp, with the club already planning to offload Eden Hazard next summer.

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Real Madrid offered the chance to sign Brazilian striker, one of 4-5 names on radar



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There is no secret that Real Madrid might consider a move for a new striker in the coming summer. With Karim Benzema slowly nearing the end of his career, the club are looking for a viable alternative ahead of the new season.

Carlo Ancelotti has been left impressed by the performances of Rodrygo in the centre forward position. But the club could still use the services of a more recognised option in the number nine position.

The Spanish giants are reportedly assessing La Liga for a potential low-cost option. But they are also open to looking through in other leagues, in their bid to add more depth in the attacking department.

To that end, Fabrizio Romano claims Real Madrid are eyeing a swoop for Roberto Firmino. The Liverpool star has become the latest player to be shortlisted by Los Blancos, with his current contract at Liverpool expiring at the end of the season.

Formerly of TSG Hoffenheim, Firmino has a stellar track record of performing in Europe. He has scored 110 goals in 361 competitive matches during his time at Liverpool, winning the Premier League and the Champions League title.

A centre forward by trade, Roberto is known for his tactical flexibility and the ability to shift into wider areas to build up the player.

It makes him an appealing target for Real Madrid, who would prefer a versatile striker in their ranks that can not only provide cover for Benzema but also the likes of Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo.

Real Madrid, though, are yet to hold any discussions with Roberto Firmino just yet. He has just been added to the list of targets and one would expect the Spanish giants to make a move once the season is over and the player becomes a free agent.

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