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Written by Martin Graham | April 12 2022
Real Madrid has a big target in the summer transfers, which is Kylian Mbappe of Paris Saint-Germain. The French star has been on Los Blancos’ radar for several seasons and appears set to move to the Santiago Bernabeu when his current deal with Paris Saint-Germain expires in June.
However, the Spanish giants have to sack a few players to help fund Mbappe’s very costly transfer, as well as other goals. Here is the latest news on the upcoming summer business in Madrid.
Erling Haaland has become a priority for Real Madrid as the Mbappe transfer proves to be expensive
In a turn of events recently, Erling Haaland has been pushed to Real Madrid’s priority list in the summer.
The Norwegian goal machine that all the major European clubs are courting has become an important target for Madrid as Mbappe is considering several options, one of which is to renew his contract with Paris Saint-Germain in the summer.
The French club has also offered Mbappe a €150m login bonus if he renews while offering to increase his annual salary to a figure between €20m and €25m.
Haaland is also a target for Real Madrid because striker Karim Benzema is currently going through the last stages of his career with Real Madrid. Real Madrid are preparing a succession plan for many of their current stars and see Haaland as the player to fill in Benzema’s shoes.
Haaland’s transfer will be expensive, as striker Mino Raiola’s agent has demanded 40 million euros in commissions, and striker Alf Inge Haaland’s father is demanding 30 million euros. Besides commissions and other fees – including the €65m takeover clause to be paid to Borussia Dortmund – Madrid could spend up to €215m, plus another €40m in salary for Haaland.
On the other hand, the cap for Mbappe operation is €100 million for a login bonus and an annual salary of €50 million. It remains to be seen if Real Madrid will still go after the Frenchman, go after the Norwegian instead in the latest reports, or go after both as they continue the team’s succession plan.
Changes in the midfield – Dani Ceballos woos Valencia and Real Betis. Monaco is a man to replace him
In the midfield, Real Madrid is also preparing to move from the midfield trio that includes Toni Kroos, Luka Modric and Casemiro. While it is unknown when the veteran players will leave the club, there will be other exits from the midfield division in the summer, most notably Dani Ceballos.
Reports claim Ceballos has a deal in principle with his former team Real Betis, but the latest now claims that Valencia have moved to sign the midfielder, who has failed to leave any kind of mark since joining Madrid in 2017.
Fichajes Valencia midfielder Carlos Soler is allegedly staying at Mestalla next season after growing interest in his services from a few clubs across Europe. Los Che will be hoping to keep Soler and pair him with Ceballos in the midfield next season, but will be willing to build a squad around the former Betis midfielder, who is said to be keen to return to his old club if Soler moves in the summer. .
Meanwhile, one of the targets of the Madrid midfield, Aurelien Chuamini Monaco, is reported to favor a move to the Santiago Bernabeu among all the clubs interested in his services.
The 22-year-old midfielder has capped seven caps for the France national team, and easily slipped into a very talented French midfield. France manager Didier Deschamps values him highly, and he’s a fantastic player for France’s 2022 World Cup squad.
Chuamini could team up with fellow French youngster Eduardo Camavinga and highly-rated Federico Valverde as Modric, Kroos and Casemiro move away.