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Real Madrid want to sign Mbappe along with Bellingham this summer – report



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Real Madrid’s pursuit of Jude Bellingham this summer has been well-documented, with various reports confirming that the Borussia Dortmund midfielder is ready to join the Spanish giants.

Real Madrid have expertly moved ahead of Manchester City to secure an agreement with Bellingham, though the deal could hinge on the club finding an agreement with Borussia Dortmund as well.

Nevertheless, in the midst of speculations linking Bellingham to Santiago Bernabeu, it appears Real Madrid are eyeing another fabulous swoop this summer by targeting Kylian Mbappe, reports The Telegraph.

The report suggests Real Madrid are looking to take advantage of Paris Saint-Germain this summer and explore a move for Mbappe. They have revived their interest in the Frenchman, who was close to joining the ranks of Real Madrid last summer.

After renewing his contract with PSG, things have not gone according to plan for Mbappe. The former AS Monaco starlet has been left disappointed by the club’s lack of success in the Champions League.

There has also been discontent between the player and the board, for failing to sign a new number nine last summer.

PSG are also facing the risk of losing Messi, who is likely to move elsewhere amid interest from Barcelona and Saudi Arabian clubs. Aware of the situation, Los Blancos are prepared to inflict further pain on the Parisian club by snatching Mbappe this summer.

Given that Erling Haaland is likely to stay at Manchester City for the time being, Real Madrid could look to pull their resources for Mbappe.

The player himself could fancy a move to Santiago Bernabeu, where he would have the opportunity to become the attacking leader, alongside Vinicius Junior.

The potential combination of Vinicius and Mbappe, coupled with the presence of Karim Benzema and Bellingham in the team, could make Real Madrid arguably the strongest in Europe, thus equipping them with the resources to dominate club football in the years to come.

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Real Madrid have not ‘given up’ on Karim Benzema’s renewal yet – report



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The cloud of uncertainty over Karim Benzema’s future has served as a major headache for the Real Madrid board, as they kickstart their team planning ahead of the new season.

Recent reports claim the Frenchman is strongly considering a move to Saudi Arabia, after receiving a lucrative €150 million offer from Al Ittihad. He was close to renewing his contract at Santiago Bernabeu not too long ago, but it appears the tables have turned lately.

Nevertheless, Real Madrid are yet to give up on Benzema and still harbour hopes of renewing his contract in the coming weeks, reports Alfredo Matilla.

The Spanish journalist suggests Real Madrid have not closed the file on Benzema. Coach Carlo Ancelotti has recently met the forward to clarify his future and it appears the club are set to do everything they can to keep hold of the player.

Benzema’s departure, after all, could put the club in a major dilemma, where they must either sign a top-class striker or settle for a low-cost alternative for the entirety of next season.

Harry Kane has been earmarked as the ideal replacement for Benzema. But his acquisition could potentially jeopardise Real Madrid’s bid to sign either Erling Haaland or Kylian Mbappe in 2024. The club have also faced difficulties negotiating with Daniel Levy, the Spurs chairman.

As far as the low-cost options are concerned, Real Madrid are interested in Roberto Firmino, who will become a free agent in the summer.

However, the Brazilian international is not the most productive striker around and his struggles in front of goal could put more pressure on players like Vinicius Junior next season.

Real Madrid, therefore, will hope to keep hold of Benzema’s services for another year. Unfortunately, though, the player has given a cold response so far and left training early, without speaking too much.

So it will be interesting to see whether or not the veteran striker opts to remain at Bernabeu for another year.

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