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Mbappe move to Real Madrid ‘imminent’ following improved €180m bid

Reports in Spain describe Kylian Mbappe’s move from Paris Saint-Germain to Real Madrid as ‘imminent’ following an improved bid of €180m from the Spanish giants.

Mbappe has expressed a desire to leave PSG and fulfil his boyhood ambition of representing Real Madrid, with the Spanish side having submitted a bid of €160 million last week, with PSG sporting director Leonardo accusing the Real of making an ‘illegal’ approach for the player and describing the move as a ‘strategy’ to land him on a free next year.

 

However, according to Marca, Los Blancos tabled an improved offer on Thursday evening of €170m, with a further €10m in add-ons, a figure which is set to be accepted.

The 22-year-old has entered the final season of his deal at the Parc des Princes and will be available on a free transfer next summer, though both club and player are keen to conclude a deal in the current window.

Marca are reporting that Mbappe’s arrival in Madrid could be announced as early as Friday, with the World Cup winner set to arrive in the Spanish capital before joining up with France for the international break.

PSG are said to have been ‘made to feel uncomfortable’ by Real’s pursuit of the forward, though the La Liga side believe they have acted correctly and within the game’s laws.

There is now a risk of straining the relationship between the clubs however, having enjoyed excellent relations with PSG in recent years.

Mbappe has spent four seasons at PSG after arriving from Monaco, winning three league titles and scoring 133 goals in just 174 appearances.

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