REAL MADRID will sign either Erling Haaland or Kylian Mbappe this summer, according to reports.
The LaLiga champions have endured a disappointing campaign to date, currently sitting eight points off the pace at the top of the table.
Club president Florentino Perez decided against signing a single player last summer as the coronavirus pandemic compromised clubs' finances all around the world.
But that frugality is set to end this time around as Real Madrid re-enter the market with a bang.
With Karim Benzema having turned 33, Perez is interested in recruiting a long-term successor for the Frenchman at Santiago Bernabeu.
And the 73-year-old is aiming high.
According to Spanish paper El Chiringuito, Real Madrid are 'clear' in their intentions – that they 'will sign Haaland or Mbappe this summer'.
The latter, 22, is a central part of PSG's plans going forward as they aim to dominate Europe under Mauricio Pochettino.
But with his contract expiring in 2022 and talks yet to be concluded, Madrid sense an opportunity.
According to AS, a new deal could include a clause that means he is free to talk to Los Blancos if they match an asking price in the contract.
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Haaland, 20, meanwhile, is also being courted by Manchester City.
The Mirror claim City are ‘prepared to blow his suitors out of the water’ with a £100m bid at the end of this season.
And they are reportedly ready to offer the youngster a whopping £400,000-a-week to come to the Etihad.
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