Le Parisien: Real Madrid ready to shatter world transfer record to sign Kylian Mbappe

13 Nov 2019

The 20-year-old has been frequently linked with a move to the Spanish capital since his breakthrough spell at Monaco, and the whispers are only growing louder.

Le Parisien now reports (as cited by ​CalcioMercato.com) that Madrid are ready to break the bank and bring the young superstar to the Santiago Bernabeu, in a €400m move which would dwarf the current world transfer record held by the €222m man ​Neymar. In fact, the reported fee is more than Neymar and Cristiano Ronaldo’s latest transfer fees combined

Mbappé is PSG’s star asset, and the Ligue 1 champions ​reportedly plan to offer the World Cup winner a huge pay-rise to tempt him to stay in France. Although tentative contract talks have supposedly begun, no firm offer has been made at this stage.

The starlet’s current contract runs until the end of the 2021/22 season, so PSG are in no immediate danger of being held to ransom by ​Madrid, but their owners are keen to avoid any possible contract stand-offs in the future which could see Mbappé leave for a much smaller fee than the currently reported €400m.

Los Merengues are determined to land their number one target however, and Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane recently invoked the wrath of PSG sporting director Leonardo by suggesting that it was ​Mbappé’s ‘dream’ to play for los Blancos.

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