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Real Madrid Close To Sealing World Record Kylian Mbappe Transfer

are set to smash the world record transfer fee and pay 180 million euros for Monaco’s 18-year-old French international striker, , according to sources in the Spanish press.

Real Madrid are confident they will wrap up a Kylian Mbappe deal in the next few weeks

According to Spanish sports paper ‘Marca’, the transfer would see Madrid make an initial down payment of 160 million euros, with a further 20 million in ‘add-ons’ as Mbappe continues his Madrid career.

If the deal goes through, it would smash the current 105 million that spent to sign last summer, although the world record may not last for long if Paris Saint Germain push ahead with their attempts to buy striker, Junior for a possible 222 million euros.

Marca say Mbappe will sign a six-year deal and earn an estimated seven million euros a season.

Real Madrid will pay 180 million euros for Kylian Mbappe

The teenage striker had a sensational breakout year in the 2016-17 season, helping Monaco to an unexpected semi-final place in last season’s Champions League and he was the object of desire of several other clubs, including .

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The departure of Alvaro Morata to for around 60 million euros leaves Madrid looking for another striker, but although Morata was willing in the short term to wait his chance, it is unlikely Mbappe will be willing to do the same.

So if the deal does happen, the future of either or Karim Benzema could be on the line between now and the end of August.

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