On February 8th, we relayed news from Spain that Erling Haaland wants to know where Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappé will end up next before signing a new contract at Manchester City.

Real Madrid have shown interest in both but their priority is to sign the Frenchman, who will leave PSG as a free agent after this season.

AS state the news of Mbappé likely to join Los Blancos has ‘fully affected’ the Manchester City star.

Sources familiar with the 23-year-old Norway international’s situation have told AS he still sees himself representing Real Madrid, and the Champions League quarter-final against them could provide him an opportunity to showcase his qualities even better.

It’s explained that Mbappé’s impending exit from PSG has fallen like ‘bucket of cold water’ on Haaland’s entourage. After being shaken by the transfer developments elsewhere, the Cityzens will try to speed up the striker’s renewal.

Haaland’s agent Rafaela Pimenta will continue to try and include a release clause that can allow her client to leave for Real Madrid in the future, and his initial plan was to move to Spain in 2025, which is when Pep Guardiola’s current deal at the Etihad expires.

Mbappé potentially moving to Real Madrid may change things for the Norwegian, who might have to rethink his timeline.