Real Madrid made their first offer for Paris Saint-Germain striker Kylian Mbappe, with a whopping €160m (£137m) bid, according to reports.
The huge move could leave Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur casting intriguing looks at the Santiago Bernabeu.
While the trio won’t be chasing the Frenchman this summer, they could instead move on to a number of existing Los Blancos stars, who could be on their way out with Madrid to make way for Mbappe.
Real Madrid will likely have to sell players if they stamp Mbappe’s signature in order to balance their books somewhat.
football. London He takes a look at the three clubs you are likely to consider a move to in the final week of the transfer window.
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He started both of the club’s opening games in the league, scoring in a 3-3 draw against Levante.
His future remains up in the air, even though it was his Original number 11 count The ranking of excellence is likely to decline if Mbappe arrives in Spain. It remains to be seen if Tottenham are interested in bringing the Welshman back to north London for a third term.
Another player whose playing time is likely to drop dramatically with Mbappe likely to arrive at the Santiago Bernabeu, Asensio has already been linked with a move to the Premier League in recent months.
Arsenal His admiration for the former Espanyol man was spoken of as Mikel Arteta was aiming to bolster his attacking options.
Arsenal already Complete the transfer of former Real Madrid midfielder Martin Odegaard So it will definitely be interesting to see if they are tempted to open talks to sign Asensio.
Sticking with North London outfits, they are likely to renew the reported interest in Mariano Diaz.
Since returning to Madrid from Lyon, the Dominican Republic international has consistently played the second round for Karim Benzema.
With Arsenal aiming to sign a striker and just two years into his current contract in Spain, Mariano could be the solution Arsenal are looking for.
Among the links of the former Mbappe Chelsea straight ahead Eden Hazard He remains Real Madrid’s record signing having secured his £150m move to Spain just two years ago. But it didn’t quite work out the way he had expected.
A combination of injuries and poor performance led the Belgian to score only five goals for the Spanish giants, and it was previously reported that he was. Offered to return to Chelsea in a bargain at a reduced price.
At the age of 30, it seems unlikely that the Blues would be interested in bringing Hazard back to Stamford Bridge but with him in the market it will be interesting to see if that situation changes.
There is definitely the idea of players starving for game time at the Santiago Bernabeu and that also applies to Isco.
The Spanish midfielder started just 10 games for Real last season and it seems likely that he will be leaving sooner rather than later.
Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham have all been linked with a move for his services in the past, so if he decides to leave Madrid, he won’t be short of suitors.