Football-Real Madrid offer 160million euros for Mbappe – media reports


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PARIS, August 24 (Reuters)Real Madrid have made an offer of € 160m ($ 188.11m) for French Paris St Germain striker Kylian Mbappe, Spanish and French media reported Tuesday.

There was no immediate comment from either club.

The french team said PSG’s position remained unchanged with the Ligue 1 club determined to keep Mbappé at least until the end of his contract in June of next year even if he could then leave for nothing.

SPain’s Marca said the move was a first step for Real, who have long been targeting the 22-year-old World Cup winner who scored 42 goals in all competitions for PSG last season and are said to have said they want to move to Spain. .

The website quoted Real sources as saying, however, that money wasn’t an issue for wealthy Qatar-owned PSG was a hindrance for Real.

UK company Sky Sports said the offer was made on Sunday.

All Mbappe’s sale would allow PSG to recoup some of the costs of Lionel Messi’s salary after signing the Argentina striker and six-time Ballon d’Or winner from Barcelona earlier this month.

PSG finished last season with just one major trophy, the Coupe de France, after losing the league title by one point to Lille and crashing in the Champions League semi-final.

Real, now led by Italian Carlo Ancelotti,were finalists at the national level last season against Atletico, their city rivals.

Mbappe joined PSG from AS Monaco in 2017, on loan at first and then definitively a year later as part of a contract valued at 180 million euros.

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(Report by Alan Baldwin in London, edited by Ken Ferris)

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