Real Madrid Preparing Move for PSG Star Kylian Mbappe in the Summer

Jan 13, 2021, 7:31 PM GMT+5:30
Kylian Mbappe
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Real Madrid are preparing a move for Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe in the summer, according to AS [via Goal].

The French attacker, who has long been linked with a move to Real Madrid, has not yet signed a contract extension at PSG, with his current contract set to expire in the summer of 2022.

PSG are keen on retaining Mbappe and are reported to be working on finding an agreement with the 22-year-old over extending his stay at the club beyond 2022.

Real Madrid could make use of the situation and try to lure Mbappe to Santiago Bernabeu, but the PSG star, considered to be among the best footballers in the world, won't come cheap.

According to the Spanish outlet, the defending LaLiga champions are hoping to raise up to €150 million (£134m/$183m) in sales to fund the move for Mbappe.

In the current financial climate, Los Blancos will however have to raise funds through sales to sign Mbappe. Gareth Bale, Isco, Marcelo, Dani Ceballos, Luka Jovic and Brahim Diaz are all said to be available, and Madrid could cash in on these players to raise funds.

However, it remains to be seen how things pan out, with PSG reportedly 'optimistic' Mbappe will sign a contract despite the player being linked with an exit.