The latest transfer market news indicated successive developments regarding the future of the two most prominent stars in the world of football today, as various sources spoke about the fate of Norwegian striker Erling Haaland and his French counterpart Kylian Mbappe in light of a conflict between the two poles of Spain, Real Madrid and Barcelona for their services.
A report by Spanish radio station Cuatro stated that Barcelona President Joan Laporta had reached a preliminary agreement with Haaland's agent, Mino Raiola, to sign the Norwegian striker, starting from the beginning of next season, but on one condition.
The report indicated that the agreement is pending Laporta's success in providing the financial liquidity necessary to materialize the deal, which is expected to cost a huge amount, including the player's wages and the commission that his agent will receive, in addition to the return that Borussia Dortmund will receive in order to abandon Halland.
The source indicated that Halland wants to play for Barcelona, in his desire to lead the club's new project, and avoid being with Mbappe in one team, which may affect his stardom.
However, seeing Halland in the Barcelona shirt looks at the moment like a miracle, in light of the great financial crisis of the Catalan club, but the Spanish report confirmed that the team’s management is ready to give up the services of some prominent names in the team, including De Jong, Pedri or Nico Gonzalez, in addition to Players who exited from coach Xavi's plans, in order to provide the necessary funds to contract with Haaland.
According to the same source, the Barcelona president believes that the contract with Halland will constitute a strong boost for the club, and will announce the beginning of a new era of conflict in the Clasico of world football between Real Madrid and Barcelona led by Halland and Mbappe after years of conflict led by Messi and Ronaldo.
On the other hand, Spanish newspapers quoted statements by Italian business agent Giovanni Branchini, in which he confirmed that Real Madrid had made an offer of 50 million euros to contract with Mbappe starting from this January, and explained that the royal club is seeking to take advantage of the player’s presence at the end of his contract to pressure the club. The Parisian in order to give up his services now before losing him for free next summer.
However, sources close to Real Madrid denied, in statements to Spanish websites, the existence of this offer, and confirmed the impossibility of Saint Germain agreeing to it in light of the expected confrontation between the two clubs next month within the price of the Champions League final.
Mbappe had announced, in statements to CNN, that he would not leave Paris in the current transfer period, and would focus on winning all championships with the club during the remainder of his contract.