Kylian Mbappe set for Real Madrid in £161million deal as European champions reach ‘agreement in principle’ with Monaco

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The 18-year-old hotshot scored 26 times for the French side last season

Real Madrid have finally reached an agreement with Monaco for Kylian Mbappe, according to reports in Spain.

Los Blancos have agreed a deal worth £161million with the French champions to take the 18-year-old phenom to the Spanish capital.

According to Marca, Madrid have agreed a £145million initial fee for the player, with a further £16million in potential add-ons.

Real have been desperate to bring Mbappe to the Spanish capital this summer. After he scored 26 times in his breakthrough season last term.

Florentino Perez has been desperate to add the young hotshot to the ranks at the Santiago Bernabeu.

With his keenness for the French international partly pushing Alvaro Morata through the exit door to Chelsea.

Mbappe has been playing for Monaco in pre-season (Image: AFP)
Mbappe stunned the European world with some sparkling Champions League displays (Image: AFP)

Monaco have wanted to keep Mbappe at the Stade Louis II this summer, but in the wake of an offer well in excess of the current world transfer record, are set to part with Mbappe.

The Principality club last week declared they would consider making a complaint to FIFA after “multiple” illegal approaches for the player.

It’s understood that it was approaches from Manchester City and French rivals PSG that angered Monaco officials.

However, Monaco have positioned themselves as something of a finishing school for young talent. And they were always aware that Mbappe would want to go – should a suitable offer be made.
Mbappe is set to get a six-year deal in the Spanish capital (Image: REUTERS)

Perez sat down with ASM officials last week to negotiate a potential deal. Which will see Monaco take the amount of transfer fees received this summer go past the £300million mark.

Madrid have been tracking the player since his destruction of City in the Champions League second round, seeking to add him to their growing ranks of Galacticos and young talent – including Spain starlets Marco Asensio, Theo Hernandez and Dani Ceballos – as they look to continue their dominance of the European game, following three Champions League successes in four years.

Perez has splashed out on a number of young talents this summer (Image: Real Madrid)

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