Real Madrid submit £ 137million offer for Kylian Mbappe – which allows Cristiano Ronaldo to join PSG
Real Madrid are submitting a £ 137million offer for PSG star Kylian Mbappe – which could see Cristiano Ronaldo join Lionel Messi at the French giants – but the Ligue 1 club are likely to REJECT the offer to ‘opening
- Real Madrid said Sportsmail that they offered £ 137million for Kylian Mbappe
- However, reports claim that Paris Saint-Germain are likely to roll back the offer
- Any transfer from Mbappe to Real would pave the way for Cristiano Ronaldo to join PSG
- Florentino Perez seeks marquee signing despite financial woes
Real Madrid have made an opening offer of £ 137million for Paris Saint-Germain striker Kylian Mbappe, which is expected to be rejected by the French club.
The opening offer, confirmed by the Spanish club for Sportsmail, could shake the transfer market to its foundations if accepted, paving the way for the French club to move for Cristiano Ronaldo.
Madrid have pursued Mbappe since leaving Monaco for PSG in 2017. His contract expires next summer and he has so far rejected three offers from the club to extend his contract beyond 2022.
Real Madrid have submitted a £ 137million offer to PSG for star striker Kylian Mbappe
Mbappe at Real could open Cristiano Ronaldo by swapping Juventus for PSG this summer
PSG, who have not yet lined up Mbappe alongside Neymar and Lionel Messi, are expected to reject the opening offer, according to reports in French media.
But they were offered Ronaldo as a replacement and were also asked by Neymar to consider his international teammate, Everton striker Richarlison, as Mbappe’s replacement.
Questions will be asked about how Real Madrid can afford Mbappe after € 300million (£ 257million) was wiped from club revenue by the coronavirus pandemic.
The team agreed to a 15% pay cut last season and several players this season have already negotiated new contracts that will allow the club to pay them off over a longer period.
Florentino Perez tries to secure a marquee signing at Real despite the club’s financial woes
Madrid president Florentino Perez’s presentation of the doomed European Super League project was seen as an indication of the club’s dire financial situation. He said football would be dead by 2023 if the Super League was not allowed.
Madrid made no signings last summer and have so far only signed David Alaba on a free transfer from Bayern Munich, while selling Martin Odegaard to Arsenal and Raphael Varane to Manchester United.
French radio station RMC reported on Monday evening that PSG are now ready to allow Mbappe to leave with a year of contract remaining.
But Madrid were originally skeptical about the supposed easing of the Ligue 1 club’s position. Tuesday night’s spectacular offer will publicly test the Qatari club’s resolve.
Carlo Ancelotti could be given Mbappe to improve Real’s La Liga title hopes this season