Spanish giants Real Madrid are reportedly considering making a world-record bid for long-term transfer target and PSG star Kylian Mbappe in the summer.
Madrid has held a long interest in the Paris Saint-Germain attacker and wanted to sign him last summer. But the Frenchman committed to a new lucrative contract that keeps him at the Parc des Princes beyond this summer.
However, according to The Daily Mail, Los Blancos will return for Mbappe this summer as they want to take advantage of the uncertainty ensuing at the Paris-based club.
PSG are amid a mini-crisis after a series of poor results recently left their fans protesting. Veteran forward Lionel Messi and Neymar have been caught up in the storm, leading to speculations that both could leave this summer.
Messi is increasingly likely to leave as his contract will expire in June, while Neymar is also attracting interest from top Premier League clubs, although he still has a long contract at the club.
Mbappe, 24, has not been directly caught in the controversy as the club and, indeed, her supporters see him as central to their project.
However, Madrid feels he could be interested in escaping the attention and budding trouble in Paris for a chance to play in Real Madrid.
The report states he is being discussed alongside Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham in a potential world-record double swoop.
The World Cup winner has been in red-hot form this season, scoring 36 goals and providing nine assists in 39 games in all competitions.
It remains to be seen how much Real Madrid are willing to offer for Mbappe. However, a world record deal indicates they are prepared to beat the €220 million fee PSG paid for Neymar in 2017.