Real Madrid have reportedly reached a world record deal in principle to sign Kylian Mbappe from Monaco for 180 million euros ($210m, £160m), closing one of the hottest transfer sagas of the summer. French newspapers Le Parisien and Nice Matin were quick to announce that Monaco had denied the report.
Lille (France) (AFP) - Lille continued their spending spree under new coach Marcelo Bielsa by making Brazilian midfielder Thiago Maia their 12th close-season signing on Tuesday.
Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro refused to be drawn on speculation the European champions are set to smash the world transfer record for 18-year-old Monaco sensation Kylian Mbappe, but insisted the Frenchman's arrival wouldn't spell the end for Cristiano Ronaldo at Madrid. Madrid sports daily