Transfer: Real Madrid leave Benzema’s No. 9 shirt free for Mbappe

Real Madrid are leaving their No. 9 shirt free for Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe, ESPN reports.

Mbappe has been heavily linked with the Spanish giants for some time, with at least two offers knocked down in the past.

Another big-money approach could be on the cards this summer, with Real willing to pay up to €200 million.

Mbappe is eager to make a move to Spain after informing PSG that he won’t trigger an extension option in his current contract.

His current terms are due to expire in 2024, meaning that the Ligue 1 champions are under pressure to sell while they can still make money.

It is also believed Los Blancos are leaving their No. 9 shirt vacant for Mbappe to fill, with Ballon d’Or winner Karim Benzema having given up that jersey when heading to Al-Ittihad.

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