Report: Real reaches Mbappe deal with Monaco

AFP
Real Madrid has reached an agreement to sign Kylian Mbappe from Monaco for a world-record 180 million euros (US$210 million), Spanish media reported.
AFP
AFP

AS Monaco forward Kylian Mbappe looks on during a preseason friendly match against Stoke City in Martigny, France, in this July 15, 2017, photo.

Real Madrid has reached an agreement to sign Kylian Mbappe from AS Monaco for a world-record 180 million euros (US$210 million), Spanish media reported on Tuesday.

Sports daily Marca, citing sources close to the negotiations, said the teenage striker is expected to joining Real "in the next few days" on a six-year deal.

French newspapers Le Parisien and Nice Matin said  Monaco had denied the report.

But Marca insisted that Real is set to pay between 150 million to 160 million euros with add-ons of between 20 and 30 million, dwarfing the current world transfer record of 105 million Manchester United paid to lure Paul Pogba from Juventus last year.

Real is looking to fill the void left by Alvaro Morata who joined English Premier League champion Chelsea last Friday.

If he does arrive at Zinedine Zidane's European champion the 18-year-old will be on a net annual salary of "7 million" euros, Marca said.

Mbappe, under contract at Monaco until 2019, has been wooed by some of Europe's top clubs, including Monaco's arch Ligue 1 rival Paris Saint-Germain.

Last week Monaco issued a warning to the likes of Real and PSG to lay off its starlet.

"Top European football clubs made contact with Kylian Mbappe and his entourage without our authorization," Monaco said on its website.

The club said it wanted to remind these clubs that such actions are contrary to French and international regulations.

Mbappe scored six goals in 10 UEFA Champions League outings and 15 in Ligue 1 as he exploded onto the scene in the second half of last season.

On Monday Monaco lost full-back Benjamin Mendy to Manchester City in a world-record 52-million pound (US$67 million) deal for a defender.


Special Reports
Top