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The French international has been linked with a move all summer and a deal could finally be agreed just before the deadline
Real Madrid are in advanced negotiations with Rennes for a deal worth 30 million euros (£ 26 million) for the highly regarded teenage midfielder Eduardo Camavinga, Goal understand.
Los Blancos have turned their attention to sealing a late move for the 18-year-old after withdrawing from negotiations over PSG striker Kylian Mbappe.
The midfielder must now have a doctor before sealing a deadline-day transfer to the Santiago Bernabeu on a five-year deal.
Real switch targets late in the window
Manchester United and PSG are among the clubs that have previously been linked with a move to Camavinga, which has emerged as one of the best young prospects in European football since he broke into the Rennes senior team as a 2019-year-old. .
He became the third youngest player in Les Bleus’ history when he made his international debut in a 4-2 Nations League victory over Croatia last September, before becoming their second youngest scorer when he scored against Ukraine the following month.
At the time, he was touted for a draw for a fee of up to € 100 million (£ 86 million / $ 117 million). However, his value has dropped dramatically over the last 12 months.
With only one year left on his contract, Rennes were determined that Camavinga would either sign an extension or be sold this window.
The ongoing stalemate means he has spent much of the new season on the bench and has only started one of Rennes’ first six games so far.
With just a few hours to the deadline, Rennes has reached a compression to avoid losing the star on a free transfer next year.
Los Blancos, meanwhile, are eager to strengthen their squad before the transfer window closes, having only picked up David Alaba on a free transfer so far.
They were initially confident of agreeing a deal with PSG for Mbappe, but withdrew from negotiations on Sunday after rejecting two bids and refusing to meet the French side’s value of 200 million euros ($ 175 million).
It freed up funds to be used elsewhere, with Camavinga now emerging as their next target.