Report: Real Madrid Nearing $212 Million Transfer Deal With PSG for Kylian Mbappé

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Money talks but now is not the time for Everton to sell Richarlison amid Kylian Mbappe talk

Liverpool Echo 27 August, 2021 - 05:30am

Everton have been here before. A couple of times in fact.

One of their stars is supposedly being eyed by one of Europe’s elite as the transfer merry go round gets into full swing.

Wayne Rooney, Mikel Arteta, Romelu Lukaku and Idrissa Gueye are all examples from the Premier League era.

But now it is the turn of Richarlison, who is the latest Blues star to be linked with a move to a Champions League club.

Reports in France have claimed over the last few days that the Brazilian is being eyed by Paris Saint-Germain as a possible replacement for Kylian Mbappe.

PSG sporting director Leonardo Araujo confirmed on Wednesday afternoon that Real Madrid have made a €160m bid for the French World Cup winner.

The whole situation is far from ideal at any time for Everton, but this situation possibly arising less than a week before the end of the transfer window is nothing more than a nightmare scenario for the club’s hierarchy.

If PSG come knocking for Richarlison then one imagines the Brazilian won’t want to say no to the move.

The chance to play with some of the biggest stars in the game, guaranteed Champions League football every season and the chance to win silverware would surely be too good to turn down.

In many ways it is a no-brainer for the 24-year-old, who has made no secret of his desire to play at the highest level he can.

However, for Everton, the no-brainer is not selling one of their prize possessions this summer, regardless of what fee gets offered.

Yes money talks, and yes every player has a price, but the Blues simply can not afford to lose the winger between now and the end of the window.

Richarlison has already shown his worth this season, even though he barely had a pre-season with his teammates after representing Brazil at the Olympics.

But that didn’t stop him from lining up on the opening day of the season for the Blues against Southampton.

A goal and an assist followed at Goodison as his side came from behind to claim an opening day three points.

While at the weekend, the Brazilian was a constant threat as the Blues picked up a point away at Leeds United.

Eyebrows were raised when Everton secured the services of Richarlison in a deal that could rise to £50m back in the summer of 2018.

But since his arrival, the 43 goals and 10 assists he has claimed in the 121 appearances he has so far made for the Blues have firmly silenced those doubters and critics.

To put it simply, allowing Richarlison to depart this summer without a replacement lined up feels like another Lukaku repeat.

Everton have added Demarai Gray, Andros Townsend and Asmir Begovic to their squad in the transfer window.

The window closes in less than a week with plenty of big deals still in the pipeline.

James Rodriguez and Moise Kean are just two players that face an uncertain future with the clock ticking down.

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Allowing players to leave is all well and good, but only if ready made replacements are waiting in the wings to come in.

But given the timing of a possible deal being completed, and the continued contribution Richarlison makes, losing him would be a bitter pill to swallow.

And for a club that has long craved the need to have world class talent in their ranks, especially under Farhad Moshiri, losing Richarlison would also raise more questions than answers.

Also where would it leave Rafa Benitez? The Spaniard appears to be getting a tune out of the majority of his Blues squad, who have made an impressive start to the season.

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Losing one of his star players without a replacement would weaken his side, and as we have seen before it doesn't take much for him to get his back up when it comes to transfers.

Never in their wildest dreams did Evertonians believe their club would be involved in the Mbappe transfer saga.

But while the rest of the world watches on in anticipation of what might happen next, it is vital that the Everton hierarchy hold nerve and ensure no matter what, Richarlison remains their player.

There is simply no other option for those involved with the club.

Real Madrid submit €180m bid to PSG for Kylian Mbappe after first offer was rejected - sources

ESPN 27 August, 2021 - 05:30am

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Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain are nearing a deal for Kylian Mbappe after Spanish club made an offer worth €180 million ($212 million) for the player's transfer, multiple sources told ESPN.

The LaLiga side's proposal -- worth €170m plus €10m in add-ons -- was submitted on Thursday, with optimism so strong at Madrid that some sources told ESPN that an agreement will be reached within a matter of hours.

PSG executives have not rejected this second offer, which was raised from an original €160m bid from Tuesday, with wishes that Mbappe would remain and form a potent attack alongside Neymar and newly arrived Lionel Messi.

PSG hoped that World Cup winner Mbappe, who is out of contract in June 2022, would extend his deal at club. However, that now appears to not be the case and PSG will look to cash in on the player's transfer instead of risk losing him as a free agent.

Earlier on Thursday, PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi reiterated their stance on Mbappe, saying: "I think that our position is very clear, as [sporting director] Leonardo said yesterday. For Kylian, our position has not changed. Everyone knows it, Kylian knows it. Our position is very clear and honest."

Mbappe has been a long-term, first-choice target for Real Madrid as president Florentino Perez -- who is personally overseeing the negotiations -- looks to build a new team to shine at the redeveloped Bernabeu stadium.

The club has known for months that the 22-year-old was keen to join, and ESPN reported in September that careful preparations were being made to make a move for Mbappe this summer.

However, at the same time, Madrid have been desperate not to act in a way that could anger PSG and threaten a possible deal, as well as the relationship between the two clubs.

Madrid have brought in around €80m from the sales of Raphael Varane to Manchester United and Martin Odegaard to Arsenal this summer and have not paid a transfer fee for a first-team player since 2019, choosing instead to save up for when the moment came to bid for Mbappe.

Transfer gossip: Latest on Mbappe, Ronaldo as Liverpool eye Sevilla winger

Football365 27 August, 2021 - 05:30am

Date published: Thursday 26th August 2021 8:26 - Ian Watson

By now you’ll know that Real Madrid submitted an offer at the weekend worth around £137million for the France star. Which is ludicrous for a player only a year from free agency.

Not ludicrous enough for Paris Saint-Germain, mind. Le Parisien claims PSG want around another £50million, with a £188million bid necessary before they consider allowing Mbappe to join Real.

Prepare for plenty of d*ck swinging before the deadline.

Juve are open to selling Ronaldo if they can find a club willing to cough up a £21.4million fee while taking on the huge burden of the 36-year-old’s wages. Ronaldo is currently on around £500,000 a week.

ESPN reckons City have not ruled out a move for Ronaldo after Harry Kane failed to wriggle his way out of Tottenham. Only two obstacles stand in their way…

City don’t want to pay a transfer fee and they won’t match his current wages. In fact, Sky Italia says City would be willing to pay Ronaldo around £12.8million a season for two years – he could earn the same by seeing out the final year of his contract in Turin.

But the Reds are being linked once again with Sevilla winger Lucas Ocampos.

That’s the word according to Fichajes, which offers little in the way of detail. Ocampos has three years remaining on his contract so Sevilla are under little pressure to sell the 27-year-old.

Nothing. Despite the obvious need for a midfielder, ESPN has reiterated that United will not make any offer for either Eduardo Camavinga or Saul unless they raise funds by selling some fringe players.

Since selling Romelu Lukaku to Inter Milan in 2019, United have only managed to sell one player – Chris Smalling – for a fee.

The same report claims United could yet receive an offer for Paul Pogba in the event PSG need a distraction from having sold Mbappe to Real.

"Juventus are waiting for Man City official bid to arrive in the next hours to reach an agreement as soon as possible."

Ronaldo's move to Manchester City has reportedly taken a step forward...

Mbappe wants his move to Madrid and Pogba to PSG is 'sortable at less than €100m'.

“We cannot change our plans in the final week of the window. If he is set on leaving, we will not hold him back, but it will be our terms.”

Kylian Mbappe to Real Madrid. Richarlison to PSG. Cristiano Ronaldo to Manchester City. Bernardo Silva still not to Spurs.

Former Juventus chief Giovanni Cobolli Gigli has provided his take on the transfer saga surrounding Cristiano Ronaldo.

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Kylian Mbappé would return optimism to Real Madrid

AS English 27 August, 2021 - 05:30am

I admit that until yesterday I did not see Kylian Mbappé signing for Real Madrid this season as a viable outcome, but after seeing Leonardo's statements I now see it clearer. Other considerations aside, he looks angry, and we tend not to get angry when we’re winning, but when we are losing. And for the first time someone from PSG has admitted that the player could leave before the end of his contract although has said “on our terms". Those terms, of course, will involve a higher value than the 160 million euros that Madrid has offered. L'Équipe spoke yesterday of an amount close to 200 million. Those valuations are not so far apart as to rule out an agreement.

Just yesterday, this newspaper published a best XI of former Madridistas sold since 2017, raising a combined transfer fee of 462 million euros, more than 100 million of what has been spent on signings in that same period. It has been a policy of making savings, with one eye on the stadium rebuild, which has been accompanied by a focus of wage management that is being envied across at Barça. This month Varane and Odegaard were the latest to go. This frugal approach over recent years now allows a push for Mbappé, within Florentino Pérez’s guiding principles: the strategy is priceless. And in these current times of general decline of our game, Mbappé is strategic.

As for the player, he can make true what Cerezo once said: that great footballers play where they desire. He has turned down six renewal offers from PSG, and was rewarded for that with a vocal backlash from the club's ultras on the day of Messi's presentation. He was a child during Madrid’s Galacticos, and a teenager through Cristiano Ronaldo's white reign. He has grown up fascinated by the legend of Real Madrid. He was previously on the verge of arriving but Florentino did not want to sell Bale, and he feared he would be a substitute to the BBC so chose PSG instead. Now he's in a hurry and because of this has agitated Madrid's offer, and with it Leonardo's very revealing tantrum.

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OPINION | Would Kylian Mbappe's move to Real Madrid make sense?

Get French Football News 27 August, 2021 - 05:30am

I admit that until yesterday I did not see Kylian Mbappé signing for Real Madrid this season as a viable outcome, but after seeing Leonardo's statements I now see it clearer. Other considerations aside, he looks angry, and we tend not to get angry when we’re winning, but when we are losing. And for the first time someone from PSG has admitted that the player could leave before the end of his contract although has said “on our terms". Those terms, of course, will involve a higher value than the 160 million euros that Madrid has offered. L'Équipe spoke yesterday of an amount close to 200 million. Those valuations are not so far apart as to rule out an agreement.

Just yesterday, this newspaper published a best XI of former Madridistas sold since 2017, raising a combined transfer fee of 462 million euros, more than 100 million of what has been spent on signings in that same period. It has been a policy of making savings, with one eye on the stadium rebuild, which has been accompanied by a focus of wage management that is being envied across at Barça. This month Varane and Odegaard were the latest to go. This frugal approach over recent years now allows a push for Mbappé, within Florentino Pérez’s guiding principles: the strategy is priceless. And in these current times of general decline of our game, Mbappé is strategic.

As for the player, he can make true what Cerezo once said: that great footballers play where they desire. He has turned down six renewal offers from PSG, and was rewarded for that with a vocal backlash from the club's ultras on the day of Messi's presentation. He was a child during Madrid’s Galacticos, and a teenager through Cristiano Ronaldo's white reign. He has grown up fascinated by the legend of Real Madrid. He was previously on the verge of arriving but Florentino did not want to sell Bale, and he feared he would be a substitute to the BBC so chose PSG instead. Now he's in a hurry and because of this has agitated Madrid's offer, and with it Leonardo's very revealing tantrum.

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