Juventus and Real Madrid will play the final of the Champions League on the 3rd of June in Cardiff. However, the rivalry between these two clubs goes beyond that. They are also fighting in the meeting rooms to get one of the best players of the year: Kylian Mbappé.
According to the Italian newspaper Tuttosport, Juventus will try to sign the young jewel. They saw him playing in the Champions League semi-finals and Mbappé was able to score one goal to the legendary Gianluigi Buffon. Apart from the goal, Mbappé showed his skills and the willingness to bring his team into the final of the Champions League.
This information says that Juventus could pay up to €100M. They think this is a very high price but they could afford it. Especially if we think that they paid €90M for Gonzalo Higuaín in the last summer. Mbappé won’t be the only Mónaco player that has called the attention of the Vecchia Signora, but Fabinho, Lemar or Bakayoko are also in the transfer list for the summer.
Therefore, Real Madrid will have to fight with Juventus for Kylian Mbappé, who could leave the club after winning the Ligue 1 title. Hazard won’t come to Real Madrid, so the possibilities to sign Mbappé are higher. Especially if Álvaro Morata finally decided to leave the club and sign for AC Milan.
Giuseppe Marotta, Juventus general manager, has a very good relationship with Mónaco and that can speed up the negotiations. However, Real Madrid would be able to offer even more money than his competitor, so Mbappé could sign for Los Blancos.
The young French striker could be the Galaçtico that Florentino Pérez was searching these years. Last time, Florentino also went to Mónaco to sign James Rodríguez, who will leave now the club. So Real Madrid and Monaco maintain also good relationship, so the deal could be easier to close.