Real Madrid ready to sell Kovacic to collect €150m for Mbappe

Real Madrid are set to offload Mateo Kovacic to Tottenham this summer as they attempt to fund a move for Monaco youngster Kylian Mbappe, according to stories.

The teenager is one of the most in-demand footballers in world football after a sensational season, where he netted 15 league goals and became the youngest scorer in a Champions League semi-final.

PSG have reportedly held face-to-face discussions with the teenager, and Real have made him a top target, while Arsene Wenger had hoped to convince him to join Arsenal.Mateo Kovacic

However, with Monaco likely to hold out for a fee more than €150 million (£132m), any sides wanting to land Mbappe will need to break the bank.

And, as reported by the Evening Standard, that has prompted Real to listen to offers for Kovacic, who was limited to just 19 league starts last campaign and is itching for more game time.

He could fall even more down the Bernabeu pecking order if the club happily signs up Real Betis star Dani Ceballos, who is close to finalising a move to the Spanish capital for a bargain fee.

The possible sale of Kovacic would add more money to Real’s Mbappe transfer kitty, especially with James Rodriguez and Alvaro Morata still at the club.


Borislav Milovanovic

Borislav is the columnist of Balkan Talk from the beginning. He writes about Serbian football and loves Red Star Belgrade. Nemanja Vidic is his favourite player. Basketball and Tennis are another his hobbies.