Juventus to rival Real Madrid for Kylian Mbappe

Juventus are poised to rival Real Madrid in the battle for Paris Saint-Germain striker Kylian Mbappe, report Tuttosport.

The Turin-based media outlet say that the Bianconeri could offer €180m for the star French forward and are prepared to invest up to €380m for the player – including wages – to pair him with Cristiano Ronaldo, the report adds.

Earlier this month, Le10 Sport cited claims that the French forward will be offered a whopping €650k per week by Real Madrid – a wage which will only be bettered in football by Lionel Messi’s annual wage of €40m at Barcelona.

The striker is said by reports to be the ‘long-term goal’ for Madrid and is said to be a cornerstone of Zinedine Zidane’s demands to strengthen his side.

El Chiringuito reported in September that Madrid have already paid €35m plus a further €5m in variables for the deal, with a total payment of €225m plus €50m in variables, in what was an outlandish claim.

The 20-year-old striking sensation scooped the Ligue 1 player of the year award for last season and hinted that he could be open to a move to another club, with Madrid strongly linked.

Diario AS have previously that ‘a project outside of Paris could seduce him’ although a summer move this year is unlikely, ‘with not even a €300m bid enough’ to secure a move.

Mbappe has netted 68 goals in 96 games for PSG and was the top scorer in Ligue 1 last campaign with 32 strikes to his name.

The striker joined PSG from Monaco in the summer of 2017 for a total fee in the region of €170m – making him the world’s second most expensive player, behind teammate Neymar.

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