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Real Madrid consider late move for Liverpool linked Mbappe
Liverpool could miss Kylian Mbappe, with Real Madrid considering ‘signing of the decade’ to secure a deal with PSG in the final 48 hours of the transfer window, according to reports.
Mbappe has been heavily linked with an exit this year, with Liverpool and Real Madrid regularly named as potential contenders, as petrodollar-fueled PSG could risk losing the 22-year-old on a free transfer next summer as he enters the last 12 months of his contract.
The Daily Mail quotes Spanish media AS as saying Real Madrid will start their approach for Mbappe on August 30 – the day before the transfer window ends – to make him their flagship signing of the summer for a fee of between Â£ 111million and Â£ 145m.
The article adds that Real striker Karim Benzema, who played at the top of the Euro with France alongside Mbappe this summer, frequently sends messages to the young striker and urges the PSG star to change Paris for Madrid .
The La Liga giants have also reportedly told Mbappe not to take any action that angered PSG and their president Nasser Al-Khelaifi as the tactic of forcing a pullout would not work well with the French club.