The transfer of Raphael Varane to Manchester United is part of Real Madrid’s plan to sign PSG’s Kylian Mbappe.
The Varane to Man Utd part of Real Madrid’s plan to sign PSG’s Mbappe is a story that was published in the Daily Mirror. It details how Manchester United and Real Madrid are both interested in signing Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe.
The summer transfer season is open now that Euro 2020 and the Copa America are finished, giving Europe’s top clubs the opportunity to make an impact in the market. Check out the newest rumors below, then go here to view all of the official agreements.
Varane purchase is part of Real’s Mbappe strategy
The impending departure of Raphael Varane from Real Madrid for Manchester United may be part of a bigger plot to lure Kylian Mbappe from Paris Saint-Germain to the Bernabeu.
According to ESPN’s Rob Dawson, Madrid and United have agreed on a transfer price of about €41 million plus €8.2 million in add-ons for Varane’s services.
Los Blancos are letting Varane go in order to get their finances in order so that they can make a bid for fellow France star Mbappe, according to Marca.
Despite Mbappe’s contract ending in 2022, PSG is expected to want at least €180 million if they listen to bids at all. Mbappe is also expected to earn €20 million per year.
Varane’s arrival at Old Trafford will aid their ability to achieve those targets. Madrid also saved €15 million in salaries by allowing Sergio Ramos to join PSG on a free transfer.
Madrid are unlikely to recruit new centre-backs despite the exits of Varane and Ramos. This means Victor Chust, Mario Gila, and Jesus Vallejo will be vying for a place in the pecking order behind recently arrivals David Alaba, Nacho, and Eder Militao.
It’s also been claimed that Lucas Vazquez was retained on because his modest salary make him a more cost-effective alternative than acquiring a new player, especially because Madrid is unlikely to make any major acquisitions this summer.
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Raphael Varane’s departure from Real Madrid may be part of a deal to get Kylian Mbappe. PSG/PSG via Getty Images Aurelien Meunier
GOSSIP ON PAPER
Tottenham Hotspur are working on a deal to recruit Cristian Romero, who spent last season on loan at Atalanta from Juventus, according to Fabrizio Romano. The Argentine is said to be their first target, with no agreement on a €55 million price yet. Their backup plan is to start negotiations with Bologna about signing Takehiro Tomiyasu, Fiorentina’s Nikola Milenkovic, and Chelsea’s Kurt Zouma for a comparable price.
— Santos striker Kaio Jorge has been linked with a move to Benfica, but Calciomercato claims that Juventus and AC Milan are also interested in the 19-year-old, whose contract with the Portuguese club expires in December.
– According to Calciomercato, AC Milan and Lazio are both interested in signing Borussia Dortmund midfielder Julian Brandt on loan with the option to make the move permanent. The San Siro club views the German as a potential successor for Hakan Calhanoglu, who has joined Internazionale.
– According to Foot Mercato, Inter Milan are considering AS Monaco right-back Djibril Sidibe to fill the hole created by Achraf Hakimi’s move to PSG. Inter are also interested in Manchester United’s Diogo Dalot, Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin, and AS Roma’s Alessandro Florenzi, according to reports.
– According to Diario Sport, 16-year-old attacker Iker Bravo has chosen to quit Barcelona. Juventus, Roma, Bayer Leverkusen, and Eintracht Frankfurt are among the teams interested in signing the kid.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does Real Madrid want to sign Mbappe?
Real Madrid are currently in the market for a new striker, but dont seem to be interested in Mbappe.
Who is Real Madrid planning to sign?
Real Madrid is planning to sign a player from the Premier League.
How much would it cost to sign Mbappe?
That is a tough question to answer. The price for Mbappe will vary depending on the club, the players current contract, and other factors.
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