Kylian Mbappe could be on his way out of PSG after Real Madrid made a €160 million (£137 million) bid for him.
The French forward’s contract is set to expire next summer, leaving his current employers to decide whether to cut their losses now or risk losing him for nothing.
And it appears Mbappe is doing everything he can to force a move now that Madrid has made an official offer.
Madrid have been linked with a move for Mbappe all summer, as president Florentino Perez looks to bring in his next marquee signing.
PSG were confident of keeping hold of Kylian Mbappe and even tabled a new five-year extension which would see him become the third highest earner at the club behind Lionel Messi and Neymar.
But Kylian Mbappe has shown no willingness to put pen to paper and is said to have rejected that offer.
According to numerous sources, in the UK and in Spain, he has now signalled his intentions to PSG and told them he wants to leave this summer.
That could persuade club chiefs to cash-in before the transfer window shuts next Tuesday, with Madrid’s offer representing a full return on the fee PSG paid Monaco to land him three years ago.
However, it’s claimed already that the Ligue 1 side have rejected the opening offer from Los Blancos; expect another to follow.
PSG believed that signing Messi and other star players would be enough to persuade Kylian Mbappe that the club was in a strong position to compete for the Champions League.
But it is no secret that Mbappe’s ambition is to wear the white of Real Madrid.
In order to get his move, he is willing to trample all over PSG’s fantasy of pairing him with six-time Ballon d’Or winner Messi.
Despite their financial difficulties, Madrid has been able to recoup some funds through the sales of Raphael Varane and Martin Odegaard, while also removing Sergio Ramos from the wage bill.
Despite Perez’s claims earlier this year that the club needed A European Super League to survive, their only signing this summer has been David Alaba on a free transfer, leaving them with a sizable kitty to fund a blockbuster move for Mbappe.
Should Kylian Mbappe complete a move to the Bernabeu, it could send shockwaves through the rest of football, especially since Cristiano Ronaldo’s future is also in doubt.
Ronaldo’s agent, Jorge Mendes, has been pitching Ronaldo to potential suitors in the hopes of securing a deal before the deadline.
PSG has maintained an interest in signing Ronaldo, but it was widely assumed that they would only do so if Mbappe left for free next summer.
The sale of Mbappe could now tempt PSG to make an audacious bid to unite Ronaldo and Messi in the same team, with Juventus thought to be open to his departure if any club offers in the region of £30million.
Ronaldo’s contract is also due to expire next summer but he is keen to cut short his time in Turin.