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Arsenal handed Kylian Mbappe transfer boost after startling Real Madrid transfer claims emerge

Arsenal handed Kylian Mbappe transfer boost after startling Real Madrid transfer claims emerge

Arsenal’s chances of acquiring Kylian Mbappe on a free transfer next summer have received a boost. Despite his ongoing appearances for Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), there are no indications of a contract renewal for the French international as his current deal nears its end.

Previously, Real Madrid was viewed as the primary contender to secure Mbappe. However, the Spanish club has reportedly hesitated at the player’s salary demands, as per reports from the national outlet Cadenaser.

Allegedly, Mbappe is asking for a wage that’s more than twice what Jude Bellingham might be earning at Real Madrid. Bellingham, formerly of Birmingham City and Borussia Dortmund, has had an impressive debut season in Spain, notably scoring twice in his first El Clasico, securing a victory in Barcelona.

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Even with Real Madrid appearing to step back from the race for Mbappe, it remains implausible for Arsenal to afford the 24-year-old.

The club faces significant financial hurdles, apart from the absence of a transfer fee, which complicates any potential deal.

It was previously considered a possibility for Arsenal to land Mbappe when news emerged in July that Al Hilal offered €300 million (£261 million) to sign him.

However, these staggering figures immediately dismissed any hope for Mikel Arteta and Edu to secure the player.

Reflecting on the previous summer transfer window, Arsenal brought in David Raya on loan from Brentford, with an option to buy, forming a deal estimated to be around £30 million. There were indications that Financial Fair Play considerations might have affected the immediate permanence of the deal.

Considering that the Gunners encountered challenges in securing a permanent deal for a player at a cost of only £30 million, the possibility of meeting the demands for a deal involving Mbappe appears exceedingly slim—practically improbable, to be generous.

While Arsenal’s pursuit of a striker in the upcoming summer window has been widely discussed, the notion of Mbappe being that player, despite the latest news, remains quite far-fetched. Nevertheless, as a fan, one can always dream, right?

Arsenal handed Kylian Mbappe transfer boost after startling Real Madrid transfer claims emerge

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