Real offer midfielder to Spurs to raise funds for EPL target
La Liga By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 10/07/2017
UEFA Champion League and La Liga holder Real Madrid have offered Premier League side Tottenham a deal to sign workaholic midfielder Mateo Kovacic in an effort to fund a move for Monaco sensation striker Kylian Mbappe, according to reports.The French international Mbappe is one of the most in-demand players in world football with a host of clubs thought to be monitoring his progress, including Liverpool, Arsenal, and PSGAlso, Read; Real give Chelsea edge over Man Utd in £52m transfer raceMonaco youngster form in his breakthrough season was incredible with 15 league goals in the 2016-17 campaign, helping Monaco win Ligue 1 and progress to the semi-finals of the Champions League. With interest in the striker ramping up from PSG in particular, Real Madrid has made him a priority signing this summer.According to the Evening Standard, that has prompted Real Madrid to listen to offers for Kovacic, who was restricted to just 19 league starts last season and is itching for more game time. And with Mbappe set to cost a world-record fee.
The Metro claims that it could take as much as €150 million (£132m) to prize Mbappe away from the French side with Monaco holding out for as much money as possible.The 23-year-old He could fall even further down the Bernabeu pecking order if the club successfully snaps up Real Betis midfielder Dani Ceballos, who is close to completing a move to the Spanish capital for a bargain price.The potential sale of Kovacic would add valuable funds to Real’s Mbappe transfer kitty, especially with Alvaro Morata and James Rodriguez still at the club.