The Kylian Mbappe transfer saga continues to gather momentum, with Paris Saint-Germain reportedly setting their sights on acquiring five Real Madrid players as part of any negotiations for the French superstar. While a deal for Mbappe did not materialize this summer, Real Madrid is patiently waiting for the forward’s contract to expire, aiming to sign him as a free agent next summer or potentially securing a pre-contract in January.
According to a report from Spanish outlet Sport, PSG’s President Nasser Al-Khelaifi has expressed a keen interest in two Brazilian talents from Real Madrid, Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo. Additionally, PSG is eyeing a trio of midfielders, namely Federico Valverde, Aurelien Tchouameni, and Eduardo Camavinga.
However, the hefty release clauses associated with these players make direct signings a challenging proposition, leading PSG to consider negotiating player-exchange deals as an alternative. It’s worth noting that Real Madrid considers Vinicius Junior an “untouchable” player and is determined to retain him at all costs.
Furthermore, Real Madrid may be reluctant to part ways with three of their promising midfield prospects simultaneously, particularly given the advancing ages of Toni Kroos and Luka Modric.
The ongoing negotiations for Kylian Mbappe’s potential move to Real Madrid could be further complicated by the current reconciliation between the player and PSG. After a tumultuous summer, where Mbappe initially refused to sign a new contract and considered a move to the Saudi Pro League, a temporary agreement has been reached, and Mbappe has been reintegrated into the PSG squad.
While PSG’s desire to secure some of Real Madrid’s brightest talents as part of the Mbappe deal is ambitious, it remains to be seen how these negotiations will unfold, especially considering the previously strained relations between the two clubs. The transfer saga promises to be a high-stakes affair with significant implications for both PSG and Real Madrid.