Mbappe could be on the move to the Bernabeu sooner rather than later, as he tells Madrid he wants to join them
AS claim that the Frenchman and his father, Wilfried, met with Madrid representatives in June to discuss his future.
Mbappe apparently is eager to join Spanish Champions Madrid
The French forward scored an impressive 15 league goals for Monaco least season
All of Kylian Mbappe’s AS Monaco goals from this season in Ligue 1
At the meeting the rising star Mbappe expressed his desire to play for the Champions League winners next season.
Madrid reportedly had a £161m bid accepted for the Frenchman, but as with most mega-money deals, they take a long time to finalise.
Their pursuit of Mbappe was made easier when Paris Saint-Germain landed £196m man Neymar, after months of speculation.
That should open the door for Madrid to go all guns blazing for the young forward, however Barcelona could jump in given their sudden injection of cash from the Neymar deal.
The 18-year-old reportedly wants out of Monaco, after the mass transfer exodus of their title winning team.
Mbappe is one of the only stars left after Bernardo Silva, Benjamin Mendy and Tiemoue Bakayoko all moved to England, with Thomas Lemar looking close to signing for Arsenal.
The deal of Neymar to PSG takes one big competitor out of the running for Madrid
Mbappe may be wondering where his league winning team-mates have gone
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola – who is also interested in the player – boasted that City can compete financially with Madrid.
This may make Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane’s pursuit of the player more complicated.
Zidane, like many, is a big fan of the youngster, and after losing Spanish striker Alvaro Morata to Chelsea, he’s invested in Mbappe as his replacement.
Two-times Champions League winner Zidane is a huge fan of fellow Frenchman Mbappe
However Zidane said he may only move for Mbappe is Gareth Bale is sold
“He is a talent, he is 18 years old, he has personality,” Zidane said to ESPN.
“He is very good, very good as a player and has shown it all year, but he is not a player of mine.
“Apart from what I’m telling you, I can not tell you more.”
Mbappe could be even more determined to leave if Monaco get rid of tricky winger Thomas Lemar
Kylian Mbappe nets again as Monaco beat Saint-Etienne to win Ligue 1