France sensation Kylian Mbappe could be moving to the Santiago Bernabeu, after reports in the French media claimed a deal worth €272 million has already been agreed with Paris Saint-Germain.
And French journalist Baptiste Ripart, who also predicted Antoine Griezmann‘s contract renewal as well as Thomas Lemar’s arrival at Atletico Madrid correctly, has reported that a deal has been struck between Los Blancos and Ligue 1 winners PSG for the 19-year old.
The fee though will be paid in four installments as PSG are still being investigated for Financial Fair Play.
Mbappe was hugely impressive in France’s 4-3 World Cup last-16 victory over Argentina, where he scored a brace in a performance full of pace and power.
However, Brazilian superstar Neymar also continues to draw interest from Champions League winners Real
The Portugal forward has often threatened to leave the club, but a solution and a deal has always been found to extend his stay with the Spanish giants.
President Fiorentino Perez is no hurry to accept an offer from the Serie A side, and the club will evaluate bids from different clubs before making a final decision.
Meanwhile Ronaldo himself, had hinted at an exit from Spain after Los Blancos secured their third consecutive Champions League win in May.
If the former Manchester United man is to leave the Bernabeu, he can expect to earn a staggering $35 million a year at the Turin Stadium, according to Spanish publication Marca.
According to rumours, Neymar was being considered as the obvious replacement for Los Blnacos if Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo decided to leave.
The Spanish giants didn’t waste time in playing down the reports though.
“Real Madrid have made no offer of any kind to PSG or the player,” the statement read.
Spain’s public television station TVE however stood by its reporting claims, saying its sources were “most reliable”.
The report came hours after Neymar guided Brazil to a 2-0 win in the last-16 clash against Mexico.
The 26-year-old made a shock move from Barcelona to PSG last year and went on to score 19 goals in 20 Ligue 1 games for the French side, before sustaining a long-term foot injury in February that kept him out of the remainder of last season.
After recovery, Neymar did return from Brazil to Paris, but speculations about a move away from PSG after just one year have been emerging ever since.
Ronaldo meanwhile, hinted at an exit from Real Madrid after Zinedine Zidane’s secured their third consecutive Champions League win.
“It was very nice to be in Madrid,” he said, adding that “in the next few days I will give an answer to the fans”.
And while the five-time Balon d’Or winner changed his statement later, reports about his transfer have surfaced too, one of which points towards his buy-out clause being reduced from €1 billion to €120 million.
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