Real Madrid have made a bid of 160 million euros (£137 million) for PSG forward Kylian Mbappe but PSG are not willing to sell according to reports
Real Madrid have made a bid of 160 million euros (£137 million) for PSG forward Kylian Mbappe.
The 22-year-old French World Cup winner joined PSG in 2017 for a fee of £165.7 million, and his contract expires in June 2022.
Mbappe has 133 goals in 174 appearances for PSG and has helped the club win three Ligue 1 titles and three French Cups.
Real Madrid, which suffered a revenue loss of 300 million euros as a result of Covid-19, have only signed defender David Alaba on a free transfer from Bayern Munich this summer.
However, Sergio Ramos left on a free transfer to PSG this summer, Raphael Varane was sold to Manchester United for £34 million, and Martin Odegaard joined Arsenal for around £30 million.
Real evidently have sufficient financial confidence to make an approach for one of the world's most highly-rated players.
The fee structure is unknown.
PSG have not yet responded to the bid. Argentina forward Lionel Messi joined PSG earlier this month following his departure from Barcelona.
If Real Madrid are successful, it is possible that a number of deals will be completed prior to the transfer deadline.
Cristiano Ronaldo's future at Juventus is uncertain, and PSG are rumoured to be interested in the Portuguese, raising the intriguing prospect of a reunion with Messi, his long-time rival for the world's best player.
Manchester City have been approached about Ronaldo but are not believed to be interested in a deal.
Both Ronaldo and Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri denied last week that the forward desired to leave.