REAL MADRID are preparing three mega deals in 2021 with Kylian Mbappe, Dayot Upamecano and Eduardo Camavinga reportedly on their radar.
Following a hugely busy summer of 2019, no major signings have been made this time around with the focus on player sales.
But the one year on, one year off pattern will see Real ready the cheque book for 12 months’ time with reports of a triple swoop.
According to Spanish newspaper AS, Los Blancos will push hard to sign French trio Mbappe, Upamecano and Camavinga.
Paris Saint-Germain forward Mbappe would naturally be the headline arrival and one of the biggest transfers to ever take place, if Real can pull it off.
The 21-year-old’s contract expires in 2022 and, if no renewal occurs in the coming year, Madrid will fancy their chances.
Much will depend on PSG’s ability to convince Mbappe that they can finally win the Champions League.
Real reportedly hope their greater affinity with the competition will convince the striker to desire the move, but Les Parisiens’ jaunt to this summer’s final may be a sign of things to come.
Reports earlier in the year suggested PSG were ready to make Mbappe one of the world’s highest-paid sports stars with a ridiculous £900,000-a-week offer to extend his stay.
Whether that will be enough to halt the LaLiga giants’ advances remains to be seen.
The situation with teen sensation Camavinga is far more straightforward.
Committing to Rennes for another year, the midfielder appears set for a move next summer.
He stated last month: “I have two years of contract left, I will be with Rennes this season. [The speculation] doesn’t bother me at all.”
Yet, Real are not the only major side hoping to tempt him into a big move.
Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly keen too with Rennes wanting around £37m for their 17-year-old starlet.
Both clubs will rival Madrid for RB Leipzig defender Upamecano, it is also believed.
And, like Camavinga, the winning bidder could be whoever convinces the player that they are best set for success – given the relatively small fee involved.
In signing a new three-year deal with Leipzig this summer, the centre-back, 21, reportedly lowered his release clause.
The new £41.5m buyout is widely considered a snip for one of the globe’s top young defenders.
Should Madrid fail to land Upamecano, Benoit Badiashile is named as their back-up option with the Monaco defender also interesting Manchester United.
Indeed, the old rivals may be due for another face-off in the market in years to come.
Red Devils target Erling Haaland is reportedly the big name Zinedine Zidane is desperate to land in 2022.