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Manchester City’s view on Kylian Mbappe future revealed as major Erling Haaland impact considered



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Manchester City are reportedly ‘relieved’ that Kylian Mbappe is all but set to to head to Real Madrid this summer.

The French superstar has long been on the Etihad club’s radar, so much so that City reportedly launched a bid to sign him when he was still a teenager developing at Ligue 1 side Monaco. That bid was said to be rejected however.

With the news that Mbappe will leave his hometown club of Paris Saint-Germain in the summer, Europe’s top clubs were put on high alert as the forward makes a decision on his next club in the coming months.

City have been linked with Mbappe in the past few years as his relationship with PSG began to strain, but no concrete talks to sign the superstar have appeared to take place between the two European giants.

Those talks will seemingly never happen now as all signs point to Mbappe making a move to Real Madrid this summer, despite snubbing the LaLiga outfit last year. And according to a new report from Football España, that could mean good news for Manchester City’s own superstar.

“At City, they are relieved that Kylian Mbappe is going to Real Madrid, that closes the door for the moment to Haaland leaving this summer,” Julien Laurens told RMC Sport.

Haaland has been the subject of plenty of speculation since moving to Manchester City from Borussia Dortmund in the summer of 2021. It has long been rumoured that Haaland could be keen on moving to Real Madrid in the coming years.

There is said to be a release clause in the Norwegian’s contract at the Etihad, but ongoing negotiations are reportedly taking place to increase that fee.

In more pressing matters however, City are still in pole position to defend all three of their titles from last season’s historic Treble success.

Pep Guardiola’s side will travel to Anfield to square off with Premier League leaders Liverpool this weekend. A win for the Blues would see them leapfrog their hosts into the first place with 10 games remaining.