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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 midfielder set to sign a four-year contract with the club

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In a major development, journalist Tomas Gonzalez-Martin is reporting that Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos has decided to sign a new contract with the club and will pen a four-year deal to stay at the Santiago Bernabeu.

The 26-year-old midfielder’s current contract with Real Madrid stands to expire at the end of the season. And there had been conflicting reports over whether he would be offered a new deal by the Merengues.

But the Spaniard has managed to turn things around spectacularly in recent weeks, putting up top displays one after the other, helping Real Madrid emerge out of a poor run at the start of the new year.

It has convinced the club to hand him a new contract and it seems like things are moving swiftly on the renewal front for Ceballos.

Indeed, as per the update from Tomas Gonzalez-Martin, Real Madrid have decided to offer him a new four-year contract that will keep him at the club until the summer of 2027. It will see the midfielder receive an improved salary to the one that he is currently earning.

And Ceballos has decided to sign the deal. The former Real Betis ace has always maintained that he wants to continue at the Bernabeu beyond the current campaign. And the two parties could now be close to shaking hands on a new contract.

Ceballos joined Real Madrid from Real Betis back in 2017, arriving as one of the most talented young midfielders in La Liga. However, he found the going tough initially, thanks to the hegemony of the midfield trio of Luka Modric, Toni Kroos, and Casemiro.

The Spaniard spent a couple of seasons on loan at Arsenal before returning to the club in 2021. If not for an injury while away at the Tokyo Olympics, Ceballos could have been sold that year.

Having returned to action in January last year, he has slowly but surely gained importance in Carlo Ancelotti’s plans. And he is now set to be rewarded with a new four-year contract by the champions of Spain and Europe.

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