Real Madrid are preparing to make a third bid of €135 million (£117.5 million) for Manchester City target Kylian Mbappé, according to RMC Sport’s Mohamed Bouhafsi.
— Mohamed Bouhafsi (@mohamedbouhafsi) June 5, 2017
The La Liga and Champions League winners are determined to make 18-year-old Mbappé their next superstar, with Zinedine Zidane appreciating his explosiveness and mobility. And Real Madrid chief Florentino Perez, always in search of a new superstar, is ready to step up efforts to snatch the Monaco sensation.
Monaco have already turned down bids of €100 million and €115 million from Real Madrid for teenager Mbappé, but Los Blancos are hoping the third offer will prove too tempting.
Mbappé is also a known target of Manchester City, who had a €40 million bid rejected last summer when the player was barely known to the world. It was recently reported by Sam Lee of Goal that City’s would shelve plans to sign a centre-back such as Virgil van Dijk if they could get their hands on Mbappé.
Van Dijk is on his way to Liverpool if a fee can be agreed, so will City respond to Real Madrid’s imminent third bid for Mbappé with their own new offer?
It could be that neither Real Madrid or Manchester City are able to lure Mbappé away this summer. RMC Sport claim that he is inclined to stay at Monaco, especially with the 2018 World Cup around the corner, and the principality club will respond to that by offering him an improved contract.
But if the offers keep getting higher, with €135 million a world record fee by far if accepted, the Ligue 1 champions may no longer be able to resist and could cash in on their most valuable asset.