'Real Madrid have cash to sign Kylian Mbappe & Erling Haaland'


LaLiga president Javier Tebas has claimed that Real Madrid have the money to sign both Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe next year.

Mbappe was widely linked with a move to Los Blancos in the latest transfer window, but the two clubs could not agree on a fee for the player, according to Marca.

Scroll through the gallery above to see Real's five most expensive signings ever, per Marca

The Spanish publication then reported that Haaland was an alternative option for Los Blancos if they were unable to sign the French star.

The LaLiga giants ended the window without signing a new forward, but it is now believed that Real are set to launch a move for both players in 2022, with Mbappe's contract with Paris Saint-Germain is set to expire in the next 10 months, while the Borussia Dortmund striker is said to have a "verbal pact" with Real.

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In a recent interview with Cadena COPE, LaLiga president Tebas revealed his thoughts on whether the massive double swoop is financially feasible for Los Blancos, and also reflected on some issues in the European market.

"They [Real] have sold €200 million worth of players," the 59-year-old said.

"They have enough money to sign both Mbappe and Haaland together. They have not lost money. On top of that, they have sold assets.

"What is not understandable is that someone [Paris Saint-Germain] who loses €400 million, is spending €500 million on wages and can still reject offers like the one for Mbappe.

"The rules in France are failing, they are hurting the European market. The UEFA system is wrong.

"We are going backwards from the way it should be. Investors must be brought in, but not with unlimited contributions and constant losses. This would not be allowed in another sector.

"They prefer to win the Champions League and lose a billion euros. That way they keep their fans happy because they have won the Champions League, but you have ruined football. It's very dangerous."

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