AS Monaco forward Kylian Mbappé and AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma have reportedly pledged their futures to Real Madrid. Spanish sports publication MARCA reports that Mbappé and Donnarumma are "verbally committed" to the La Liga club. The only question mark, the newspaper claims, would be whether manager Zinedine Zidane bought the players this summer, or next. Mbappé, 18, has been likened to France football legend Thierry Henry and has already attracted a bid from Arsenal. MARCA, however, noted that the player would be "excited to work with Zidane" rather than Arsène Wenger. Donnarumma, also 18, recently rejected an £80,000 per week contract extension at Milan and could be looking at
Wednesday's latest stories from the world of football in ESPN FC's What's Trending... BAYERN MUNICH: Bayern Munich have threatened to go to FIFA if clubs approach Robert Lewandowski, amid speculation that Manchester United and Chelsea have held talks with the striker. - Former Bayern Munich boss Ottmar Hitzfeld has told Sport Bild that buying Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez would make the Bundesliga champions "a better team." MAN UNITED: Manchester United have been cleared of any wrongdoing over Paul Pogba's transfer but disciplinary proceedings have been opened against Juventus, FIFA have confirmed. - Gestifute, the agency that represents Jose Mourinho, said on Tuesday that neither Spain's tax agency
It would be "irresponsible" for RB Leipzig to allow Emil Forsberg or Naby Keita to leave before next season, according to chief executive Oliver Mintzlaff. Forsberg drew plaudits during an impressive season for the Bundesliga surprise package, contributing eight goals and 19 assists as Leipzig finished second behind Bayern Munich. The Sweden international signed a contract until 2022 in February but continues to be linked with a move to AC Milan, adding fuel to the fire himself by admitting he would not be overly concerned about missing out on Champions League football in 2017-18.