Kylian Mbappe meeting to decide future on Thursday
Real Madrid's long-standing pursuit of Kylian Mbappe could be about to reach a conclusion.
Mbappe is expected to report for a meeting with current club Paris Saint-Germain this week, a summit which is expected to decide whether the player will remain in the French capital.
Mbappe's contract expires next summer and Madrid have been tracking the player's movement for some time with a few to making a substantial bid.
Real Madrid were prudent in the transfer market last summer, spending nothing amidst the coronavirus crisis with a view to securing a 'Galactico' signing for this season.
While they still reported €300m losses which is likely to mean players being sold to raise funds, Los Blancos remain convinced they can get a deal over the line.
PSG, on the other hand, have regularly committed via sporting director Leonardo that they feel Mbappe will stay, and are planning to call on him for next season.
But Mbappe has made no secret of the fact that he sees himself playing for Real Madrid at some point in his career, and is hopeful that a suitable bid will arrive which will force PSG into action.
PSG themselves have been extremely active in the acquisition of new players, with Gini Wijnaldum, Sergio Ramos and Gianluigi Donnarumma joining on free transfers.
It's thought that this trio will take up a significant amount of the wage bill and PSG - if being FFP compliant remains something they are interested in - will need to sell some players to balance the books.
Thursday's meeting could see the first steps for Mbappe leaving - or staying - in Paris.