Raising funds for Mbappe
Real Madrid are the favourites to land Kylian Mbappe but a deal for the AS Monaco forward is still some way off.
The 18-year-old is valued at a whopping €190 million, a price tag that Madrid will looking to negotiate down. The sales of Alvaro Morata, James Rodriguez (who has gone to Bayern initially on loan) and Danilo have raised funds.
Above all, Madrid want to make sure that they bring in another forward before the season starts. Marca list two back-up targets on the Champions League holders’ radar in case their attempts to sign Mbappe are fruitless.
One is Sassuolo striker Domenico Berardi. The 22-year-old Italy U21 international has been a star for the club for several seasons, scoring 54 Serie A goals over five seasons. He missed a lot of last season through injury.
The other is Ajax wunderkind Kasper Dolberg. The Swedish forward is only 19-years-old but scored 23 times for Ajax last season, including seven goals in their run to the Europa League final. Ajax don’t want to sell.