Real Madrid ‘believe they can pull off transfers for both Mbappe AND Haaland thanks to relationship with Dortmund’

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According to reports, Real Madrid believe they can secure transfers for Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland.

The Spanish giants are a red-hot favorite to land Mbappe on the free from Paris Saint-Germain.

Real Madrid are pursuing to sign Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund

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Real Madrid are pursuing to sign Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmundcredit: AFP
Kylian Mbappe is also on course to switch to Los Blancos

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Kylian Mbappe is also on course to switch to Los Blancoscredit: splash

His contract expires at the end of the season and with his heart at the Bernabeu, signing an extension looks unlikely.

But Marca reports Real’s strong ties with Dortmund will help them land Haaland as well, with LaLiga chief Javier Tebas conceding: “Real Madrid have the potential to sign Mbappe and Haaland.”

The German club’s CEO, Aki Watzke, is a good friend of his Real Madrid counterpart José ngel Sanchez and chairman Florentino Perez.

Watzke has recognized Real Madrid’s interest in Hollande and admitted he wants to see the striker win the Champions League while wearing the famous white.

The German chief also revealed that despite Haaland’s father’s affiliation with Manchester City, there is a greater potential for LaLiga than the Premier League.

But despite being curious, Barcelona are ready to step out of any norm due to finances.

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The release clause in Haaland’s contract for this summer is a relatively low £63million.

But add in commissions for dad Alf-Inge and agent Mino Raiola, then Haaland’s mega wages and the whole deal could cost upwards of £400m over five years.

Haaland has 76 goals in 74 Dortmund appearances and by the end of the campaign it would have been two and a half years with the club, the period for which he had committed to signing.

But as Karim Benzema turns 35 next year, Real is eager to freshen up his attack with injections of two of the best young players in world football.

Alf-Inge and Raiola went on tour in the spring to talk about signing Erling to various clubs.

This included a trip to Madrid, a tour of the club’s training facilities in Valdebebas and a sit-down with Real’s recruiting gurus Sánchez and Juni Calafat.

In England, City, Manchester United and Liverpool are associated with Haaland.

Chelsea appear to be out of action after signing Romelu Lukaku this summer while recent reports suggest Arsenal were shock contenders.

But Haaland is believed to prefer Spain, where both Real and Barca are set to undertake major stadium renovations to add to their appeal.

Asked whether players like Mbappe or Haaland would like to play at the new Bernabeu, Real boss Carlo Ancelotti told Sport: “Of course they do, but the future of this team has already been written.

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“I don’t know what the players will do… and hopefully the coach will be the way he is today,” he said.

“But it is the same, because the future of Real Madrid is already written with the current team and other youngsters to come.

“There is no doubt that Real Madrid will compete at the top for a long time.”

The front page of the marka said transfers to Haland and Mbappe are possible.

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The front page of the marka said transfers to Haland and Mbappe are possible.
Dortmund CEO Aki Watzke has a strong relationship with the chiefs at the Bernabeu

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Dortmund CEO Aki Watzke has a strong relationship with the chiefs at the Bernabeucredit: AFP

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