Transfer Talk: Real Madrid planning to make bid for Erling Haaland next summer

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Real Madrid planning to make bid for Erling Haaland next summer

Real Madrid planning to make bid for Erling Haaland next summer.

Real Madrid will reportedly turn to Erling Haaland if they cannot sign Kylian Mbappe from PSG.

The La Liga giants have been long-term admirers of Mbappe but due to the financial impact of the global pandemic could not splash the cash this summer.

Madrid are keen to lure the 21-year-old forward away from the Parc des Princes but also see Dortmund star Haaland, who has a £63million release clause in his contract, as an alternative option.

Mbappe has entered the final two years of his deal in France with PSG desperate for him to agree new terms.

Norwegian forward Haaland is reportedly seen as a perfect replacement for current striker Karim Benzema, who Madrid are reliant on to lead the line, and he is considered more affordable than Mbappe.

Benzema turns 33 in December while £62m signing Luka Jovic has failed to make an impact at the Bernabeu.

He was heavily linked with a move to Manchester United prior to his switch to Dortmund earlier this year and United are reportedly still keen on the 20-year-old.