While the Chelsea Board busy themselves with their best attempt at reproducing the famed "This is Fine" comic by KC Green, Real Madrid are considering a fund-raising drive to help throw bids at AS Monaco for the acquisition of Kylian Mbappé. With that supposed objective in mind, the Spanish champions want to raise €100 million from the sales of Chelsea transfer targets Álvaro Morata and Danilo, according to Marca (via A Bola).
The Spanish newspaper claims Madrid want €70 million for Morata and €30 million for Danilo, both of which are lower figures than the previously claimed €90 million and €35 million, respectively — although they do hedge their bets by saying that Morata's price could be re-inflated thanks to interest from both Chelsea and AC Milan.
As for Danilo, for whom Chelsea continue “closing in” and “closing in” and “closing in some more” but without actually getting too close, Marca reports that Manchester City are also back in with a bit of interest despite the fact that they have just spent £50m on Kyle Walker from Tottenham. Danilo's main reason for wanting to leave the Santiago Bernabéu is playing time; that’s something he would hardly get under Pep Guardiola now that Walker’s there.
As usual with rumors from the Iberian Peninsula, take with a healthy dose of salt. After all, by all indications, we are in it for the long haul once again when it comes to the transfer market...