Monaco boss Leonardo Jardim has reportedly agreed a big-money move to Beijing Guon.
The shock departure would come as a huge blow to the Ligue 1 champs – and could spark a player exodus.
Portuguese outlet A Bola claim Jardim, 42, has agreed a lucrative three-year deal worth £31.4million.
And the only sticking point is the clubs agreeing a fee to release the Venezuelan manager from his current contract.
He apparently has a £13.1m termination clause in his contract, with Beijing still some way off that total as they negotiate.
Kylian Mbappe, 18, had suggested he was ready to snub offers from abroad to stay with Monaco for another season.
But in a huge boost for Arsenal, Manchester City and Real Madrid, Jardim’s exit could inspire a change of heart.
Benjamin Mendy, Thomas Lemar and Tiemoue Bakayoko – who have all excelled in their boss’ all-action tactical set-up – would all likely be given extra incentive to leave.
The trio have all been linked with the Premier League’s big guns, with Bernardo Silva already moving across the channel.
Better get on that phone asap, Arsene.
There’s a reason everyone is talking about Kylian Mbappe…