Tuesday July 11 2017
Atletico bid €45m for Monaco's Fabinho

Atletico Madrid have lodged a €45m bid for AS Monaco midfielder Fabinho despite not being allowed to register new signings until January, say reports.

According to Diario AS, Atleti have made an offer for the Brazilian who previously had a short-term stint at Real Madrid although the outlet later reported the club had denied a deal had been struck.

Various other Spanish media outlets have since picked up on the bid alongside French sports newspaper L’Equipe, who confirm a bid had been made but no agreement has yet been reached.

Friday July 7 2017
Madrid to break record for Mbappe?

Real Madrid are prepared to make Kylian Mbappe the most expensive player in the world but the deal depends on the sale of Alvaro Morata, say reports in Spain.

According to Marca, Madrid are ready to pay in excess of Manchester United’s transfer of Paul Pogba last summer to clinch a deal for Mbappe but they must well Morata and James Rodriguez to balance the books.

Thursday July 6 2017
Madrid contact Mbappe again - report

Real Madrid have once again contacted Kylian Mbappe and gave him a clear message of their intent to sign him this summer, say reports in Spain.

According to Marca, the Spanish and European champions held talks with the 18-year-old prodigy’s entourage to discuss a possible deal this summer.

Madrid reportedly made it clear that whilst Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema and Marco Asensio would all retain prominent roles next season, the Monaco striker would be given opportunities to be heavily involved.

Sunday July 2 2017
Monaco: Mbappe could leave…

Monaco boss Leonardo Jardim admits “it’s not always possible to keep your best players”, in a reference to Real Madrid target Kylian Mbappe.

Mbappe remains heavily linked with Madrid, and despite his club previously affirming that he would not be sold, Jardim confessed the principality side were at risk of losing the teenage attacker.

“I haven’t talked to him, but he knows that our ambition is to keep him,” the Coach told BFMtv.

Saturday July 1 2017
Atleti ‘go all out for Costa’

Atletico Madrid have reportedly put all their eggs in one basket for the signing of Chelsea striker Diego Costa.

According to AS, Costa is Atleti’s only striking target and the club must now agree a fee with Chelsea, given the Spaniard “only has one thought: of dressing in Rojiblanco.”

Furthermore, the 29-year-old will be put on an intense training programme by physician ‘Profe’ Ortega in the months leading up to January, as opposed to being loaned out to another Spanish club or a team in China.

Monday June 26 2017
Mbappe offered bumper new deal

Monaco have offered hotly-rated teenage striker Kylian Mbappe a new contract which will multiply his salary by nine to ward off Real Madrid, say reports.

Diario AS have followed up on reports in Le Journal du Dimanche which state the 18-year-old has been offered a deal which will see his weekly salary rise from around €18,000 to €160,000 per week.

The reports states the Ligue 1 side have already turned down an offer of €130m for the striker, who netted 26 times in all competitions last season to help Monaco to the French title.

Saturday June 24 2017
Mbappe to break up BBC?

Monaco starlet Kylian Mbappe has reportedly been assured that one member of BBC will leave Real Madrid to accommodate him.

According to L’Equipe, Madrid Coach Zinedine Zidane and President Florentino Perez met Mbappe and his father in person and used two “compelling arguments” for why Los Blancos would be the right move.

Thursday June 22 2017
DONE DEAL: Monaco sign Barca's Mboula

Monaco have completed a deal for highly-rated Barcelona forward Jordi Mboula after activating his €3m release clause.

The French champions confirmed the 18-year-old has signed a five-year deal at the Stade Louis II, while no buyback clause has been included in the agreement.

"In life, there are moments when we have to make decisions and after a thinking about things very deeply, I decided I have to accept this new challenge," Mboula publicly wrote on his Twitter account.

Monday June 19 2017
Espana Asks: Who could replace Ronaldo?

Speculation over Cristiano Ronaldo’s intention to leave Real Madrid this summer has rocked the football world and we asked who his replacement could be.

The Portuguese superstar has netted a mind-boggling 406 times in 394 official appearances for Los Blancos since his switch from Manchester United in 2009 and has strengthened his claim to be one of the game’s greatest ever players.

Saturday June 17 2017
Barca lose starlet to Monaco

Barcelona have lost starlet Jordi Mboula to Monaco after the French champions paid his €3m release clause.

According to Sport, Mboula has signed a five-year contract with Monaco and will alternate between their first team and reserve side.

The newspaper explains the 18-year-old rejected several contract offers from Barca due to his concern about the club’s plans for their young players, described as “an increasingly-widespread sentiment”.

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