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Real Madrid will not sign Kylian Mbappe in the summer – report
Real Madrid are in advanced negotiations with Borussia Dortmund over the signing of Jude Bellingham. With talks proceeding in the right direction, it appears to be only a matter of time before an official announcement is made.
The Englishman’s transfer to Santiago Bernabeu would be one of the summer transfer window’s biggest moves. After all, Los Blancos are expected to shell out over €100 million for the protege.
Yesterday, reports suggested that the Merengues could do one better and go after Kylian Mbappe in addition to Bellingham in June. The headlining news unsurprisingly took the world of football by storm.
Josep Pedrerol of El Chiringuito, however, stands firmly against the claims made yesterday. He reports that Real Madrid will not negotiate with Paris Saint-Germain this summer and will thus not sign Mbappe.
A part of the reason involved could have to do with the economics. The overall operation to bring both players to Spain could cost in excess of €250 million, a number high by any standards for a single transfer window.
After all, Los Blancos have positions like full-back and the right-wing that need more urgent signings.
More importantly, Eden Hazard’s decision to stay at the club could affect Real Madrid’s planning for next season. The Belgian is the team’s highest earner and it might be steep for the club to sign two players on high salaries while he is still around.
Florentino Perez could thus return to the market in pursuit of Mbappe next summer when Hazard is out of contract.
If completed, the move would unite Bellingham, Vinicius Jr, Rodrygo, Kylian Mbappe and Eduardo Camavinga and set up one of world football’s most daunting young cores.
Mbappe has scored 24 goals and provided four assists in just 30 Ligue 1 appearances this season. He averages 1.6 key passes per game and has created 15 big chances.
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Real Madrid defender on the radars of Juventus, could leave for €6-8 million
Real Madrid are looking towards a heavy splurge in the coming summer transfer window. After all, they do not even have another option given the sheer number of player departures already finalized.
Los Blancos have lost the services of Karim Benzema, Marco Asensio, Mariano Diaz, and Eden Hazard over the past week. While three of the four players predominantly featured on the bench, their presence in the squad gave Carlo Ancelotti’s side much-needed depth and a cushion of sorts.
The forward unit is, thus, the most prioritized department ahead of the transfer window. However, pieces are beginning to fall apart on other fronts and could potentially put the club in a difficult situation.
According to reports from Gianluca Di Marzio, Juventus are eyeing Lucas Vazquez and hope to sign him in the coming month. Contacts between the two parties have begun and the transfer fee discussed appears to be around the €6 million to €8 million ballpark given that he has just one year left on his contract.
The player, for his part, is willing to sign for the Italian giants given his relative lack of minutes at the Santiago Bernabeu. At 31 years of age, he understandably does not want to play a second-fiddle role.
Vasquez played part in 23 of Real Madrid’s 38 La Liga games last season, starting only on 12 occasions. Even in his few appearances, he averaged a mere 50 minutes per game.
The veteran completed the season with four goals and an assist to his name. Further, he averaged five defensive actions and a key pass in every game and feels hard done by his limited role.
Vazquez’s departure would place the club in a tricky situation as it would leave Real Madrid with only Dani Carvajal as a natural right-back option. Nacho Fernandez could, in theory, serve as the backup but a new signing for the position cannot be ruled out.