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Kylian Mbappe, Cristiano Ronaldo and Harry Kane in late transfer merry-go-round

Real Madrid are trying to secure the sensational transfer of striker Kylian Mbappe from PSG in a money-spinning move which could trigger a domino effect across the market

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Real Madrid have launched their opening transfer offer to sign Paris Saint-Germain striker Kylian Mbappe.

The Spanish giants launched a €160million (£137m) bid to land the French superstar striker as they hope to secure his signature ahead of the close of the transfer window at the end of this month.

It is an opening offer which is likely to be rejected by the Parisian club with any negotiation period likely to see that initial offer rise significantly before any agreement may be reached.

Madrid may need to offer up a whopping a fee upwards of €200million (£175m) to secure the player this summer despite the fact he is out of contract next summer.



Real Madrid have lodged a bid to sign Kylian Mbappe from PSG
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The magnitude of the fee would place the deal within the most expensive three transfer fees ever concluded – alongside the 2017 deals that took both Neymar and Mbappe to PSG.

The Frenchman’s exit from Paris would also leave the club short of attacking options despite the arrival of Lionel Messi from Barcelona this summer.

Mbappe is the first-choice out-and-out striker at the Parc des Princes and if he was to leave the club this summer it would leave the only recognised striker as Mauro Icardi.









Moise Kean returned to Everton following his prolific loan spell in Paris and Icardi’s fitness cannot be relied on – he is currently sidelined for the next few weeks with an injury.

They have been linked with a move for Cristiano Ronaldo, who did not start the opening Serie A game of the season for Juventus amid reports he is seeking a late exit from the club.

Now aged 36, Ronaldo would command a transfer fee in the region of £25million with Juve open to the move as it would ease their wage bill and financial situation.

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Despite his age, the Portuguese has netted over 100 goals for the Old Lady in three seasons and was also the Golden Boot winner at Euro 2020 after scoring five times in four games for Portugal.

Manchester City are another club who have been linked to a switch for Ronaldo but remain intent on their number one attacking target: Tottenham captain Harry Kane.

The protracted transfer negotiations have dragged into the final week of the window with Spurs holding out on their valuation of the player, with a bid of £150million likely to be required to trigger a move.







The England captain has yet to start a game for Nuno Espirito Santo’s side this season although he did appear as a second half substitute in Sunday’s Premier League win at Wolves.

Gabriel Jesus is the only senior recognised striker on City’s books and to strengthen in the position they are likely to break the British club transfer record – set earlier this summer when they signed Jack Grealish – to land the player.

It looks set to be an action-packed final week of a remarkable transfer window.

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