Real Madrid refute reports of world-record Kylian Mbappe offer

Arnold Nichols
July 4, 2018

Madrid are still waiting to receive an official offer from Juventus but they'll accept it, just as soon as Cristiano shows his hand.

Cristiano Ronaldo is on his way home from the World Cup after Portugal's participation was ended by Uruguay on Saturday night and might he soon be on his way somewhere else?

Real Madrid President, Florentino Perez, had stubbornly maintained that Ronaldo would only be allowed to leave if his release clause was met.

On Wednesday, Spanish newspaper Marca reported the five-time Ballon D'Or victor is seriously thinking about moving to Italy and has begun looking for a house in Turin, in the country's north-west. They add that Ronaldo is "aware that he would be leaving a city behind that has been very good to him".

End of an era at Real Madrid?

On Monday, the club had to deny reports that a €310m bid for Neymar had been made, after Spanish broadcasters Television Espanola outlined details of the offer.

The newspapers cited the TV report in their own discussions of a potential transfer, but did not confirm that the deal has already been agreed.

The principle of the deal is that the move is not exclusively about money - Ronaldo is a rich enough man - but the respect and worth that the money would symbolise, for a player who above all has a pathological need to be wanted and valued. "Paris don't have a tradition like other big European clubs, namely Real, Barca, Manchester United and Bayern Munich".

Neymar has been linked with a stunning summer deal to the Bernabeu.

However, ESPN Deportes' Paola Nunez suggested Jugones' report indicated that Real were, for the first time, seriously considering selling the Portuguese this summer.

Mbappe joined PSG on loan in August of a year ago for a fee of around £166m with his move becoming permanent on 1 July. It was announced this week that UEFA are reviewing their decision to clear PSG of breaching FFP, amid allegations that Qatar vastly overstated the value of a sponsorship deal in order to find a way around the rules.

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