Real Madrid report: £50m Manchester City man targeted as Kylian Mbappe alternative

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Real Madrid person moved connected rapidly aft missing retired connected PSG prima Kylian Mbappe, arsenic reports accidental that they are present targeting England planetary Raheem Sterling instead.

Mbappe announced connected Saturday that he's staying successful Paris to motion a caller contract, ending months of speculation that helium was acceptable to determination to Madrid - and leaving the Spanish champions furious.

However, the Daily Star (opens successful caller tab) writes that Real person present turned their attentions towards Sterling, who they anticipation to motion successful a £50 cardinal move.

Kylian Mbappe celebrates a extremity   for PSG against Real Madrid.

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Sterling is entering the last twelvemonth of his declaration astatine the Etihad and doesn’t look adjacent to agreeing an extension, portion he's said to beryllium keen connected a determination abroad.

It’s been a pugnacious transportation model for Real already, and it hasn’t adjacent opened yet.

Two of the Spanish club’s long-standing targets, Mbappe and Erling Haaland, committed their futures elsewhere, with the Frenchman extending his PSG enactment and the Norwegian joining Man City.

Manchester City guardant  Raheem Sterling looking upwards

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With Haaland coming successful astatine the Etihad and Sterling struggling to nail down a regular starting spot nether Pep Guardiola this season, some parties whitethorn good determine it’s clip to portion ways earlier the 27-year-old’s declaration expires.

Sterling scored 13 Premier League goals for City this play arsenic they successfully defended their title, but helium started conscionable 23 league games.

With the World Cup coming up successful November, Sterling could beryllium tempted to caput elsewhere successful hunt of much regular crippled time, though he’s improbable to suffer his spot successful Gareth Southgate’s squad immoderate clip soon.

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Mohamed Salah is simply a large enactment for Real Madrid to crook to aft losing retired connected Kylian Mbappe, though Liverpool are making moves of their ain during this transportation window, eyeing a woody for Matthijs de Ligt, according to reports and listening to offers for 1 midfielder.

Rumours are rife that Manchester United are looking to slash the wage bill – with PSG lining up 1 last effort to sway Paul Pogba to Paris. There could beryllium plentifulness of incomings, too: Frenkie de Jong remains a cardinal people astatine £67.5m, portion Raphinha of Leeds is connected the radar. Jurrien Timber is 1 sanction heavy linked, portion United are semipermanent admirers of Lazio antheral Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.

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Alasdair Mackenzie is simply a freelance writer based successful Rome, and a FourFourTwo contributor since 2015. When not pulling connected the FFT shirt, helium tin beryllium recovered astatine Reuters, The Times and the i. An Italophile since increasing up connected a fare of Football Italia connected Channel 4, helium present counts himself among thousands of fans sharing a passionateness for Ross County and Lazio.