Real Madrid have apparently decided against the idea of re-signing Cristiano Ronaldo this summer, instead turning their attentions towards Paris Saint-Germain ace Kylian Mbappe. That’s according to reports in Spain, claiming Madrid no longer have an interest in the Portuguese legend.
Madrid have been tentatively linked with a move to bring Ronaldo back to the Bernabeu.
The legendary striker left in 2018 after winning the Champions League, signing for Juve in a £100million deal.
However, this week it has emerged that Juventus are struggling financially, and would look to offload Ronaldo to raise funds.
Italian outlet Corriere Dello Sport reported earlier this week that Juventus were willing to listen to offers for Ronaldo, and will accept £50m.
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But that doesn’t seem to be the case, according to Spanish publication AS.
Instead, it appears that Madrid no longer have any interest in bringing back their record goalscorer.
“He does not fit into the sporting policy of the club,” a source told the outlet.
“His time has passed and there are different sporting objectives.”
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The main reason Madrid no longer have any interest in signing Ronaldo is because their attentions have turned towards Mbappe.
The Frenchman is regarded as the most valuable footballer in the world by Transfermarkt, but PSG are currently sweating over his future.
The 21-year-old is under contract until 2022, but has so far been reluctant to discuss an extension.
Instead, he has been linked with a big-money move away from the Parc des Princes.
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Madrid are his most likely destination, as Zinedine Zidane is a big fan of the youngster. In the past, he has declared that he believes Mbappe will move to Madrid one day.
He is reportedly Madrid’s top target ahead of the summer window, although they are aware that they might have to wait until next year to get their man.
Meanwhile, PSG are preparing a masterplan to convince Mbappe to extend his contract in France, and will try to sign Antoine Griezmann in the summer from Barcelona to please him.
The Parisiens know they will lose Edinson Cavani in the upcoming window, and want to use Griezmann as his replacement, while giving Mbappe the ideal strike partner.
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