Reports: Real To Lose Out On Mbappe
Reports: Real Madrid To Lose Out On Kylian Mbappe
Spanish giants Real Madrid are reportedly set to lose out on Monaco starlet Kylian Mbappe in this transfer window.
According to the Daily Mirror, the 18-year-old is close to joining Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain.
The France international has been linked with the likes of Manchester City, Arsenal and Real Madrid over the past few months, and speculation has it that he will be on the move soon.
Los Blancos, in particular, have been monitoring Mbappe's situation at Monaco for a while, and seemed his most likely destination should he leave, but there now appears to be a twist in this tale.
The forward is said to be keen to stay in Ligue 1, which would make PSG the frontrunners to sign him.
It has been reported that the French giants are looking to sign a striker ahead of the 2017/18 campaign, despite recently spending £198 million (R3.4 billion) on Brazil international Neymar.
If Les Parisiens sign the French starlet, the transfer could take their spending in this window to about £360 million (R6.28 billion), as they continue their quest to build a UEFA Champions League-winning squad.
Mbappe had a sensational breakthrough campaign with the French champions last season, scoring 21 goals in all competitions.
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