Real Madrid is’seriously contemplating’ making a last-minute approach for PSG’s Kylian Mbappe before the transfer market closes on Tuesday.
Mbappe’s PSG contract is up in a year, and his future has been cast into doubt since Lionel Messi’s arrival.
The Frenchman, on the other hand, scored for the Parisians against Stade de Reims on Sunday evening.
But it was Messi, who made his debut as a second-half substitute, who grabbed the headlines.
According to L’Equipe, the match could have been Mbappe’s final as Real Madrid looks to sign him.
Real will make a third and last offer for Mbappe, according to the French media, with a £172 million deal.
PSG has already turned down two bids of €160 million (£137 million) and €170 million (£145 million) with €10 million (£9 million) in add-ons.
PSG, on the other hand, turned down both offers, and its president, Nasser Al-Khelaifi, told Sportsmail: “Our position is unmistakable. We are not going to change or repeat it.”
Despite the potential of losing Mbappe on a free transfer next summer, the Parisians are anxious to keep him.
During a press conference on Friday, Carlo Ancelotti held his cards close to his breast when discussing Kylian Mbappe.
“I can’t comment on Mbappe’s case because it is a problem for the club’s management.”
“All I think about is coaching the team, preparing for the game, and effectively managing the players.”
“It doesn’t matter to me what the politics of football involve.
“He [Mbappe] is a fantastic player, but I believe we have some fantastic players here as well.” We must give everything in order for them to demonstrate their abilities.”
After a couple of austere summers, Real are in a position to waste the dough on Mbappe.
In order to reduce their pay bill, Los Blancos also sold Martin Odegaard, Raphael Varane, and Sergio Ramos this summer.