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Real Madrid still hopeful of landing Mbappe but deal described as ‘difficult’

Real Madrid are still hopeful of signing Kylian Mbappe before the transfer deadline, but a deal for the Paris Saint-Germain forward has been described as ‘difficult’.

Mbappe has entered the final season of his contract at PSG and has informed the club of his desire to leave for Real Madrid, though the Ligue 1 side rejected an opening offer of €160m for the forward.

 

Real Madrid are believed to have since lodged improved offer of €170m plus a further 10 in add ons – a staggering sum given the France international’s availability on a free transfer next summer.

Spanish outlet Marca are reporting that Los Blancos remain ‘hopeful’ of signing Mbappe before tonight’s deadline, though they describe the prospect of doing a deal as ‘difficult’, with PSG still yet to respond to the bid as they deliberate whether to sanction his sale following talks between the two clubs.

Mbappe has rejected all contract offers from PSG and a move is expected to happen either in the closing stages of this window, or with the 22-year-old signing a pre-contract agreement to move to the Spanish capital in 2022.

Real Madrid are also pressing ahead with plans to sign Eduardo Camavinga from Rennes, with the midfielder having also been a reported transfer target for PSG and Manchester United.

Read – Six of the best transfer deadline day moves in Premier League history

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