Real Madrid will try and sign Kylian Mbappe if Paris Saint-Germain are punished for Financial Fair Play violations.
The treble Champions League winners expect the French club to be sanctioned for breaching FFP “imminently”
And according to AS, they are poised to make a bid for World Cup winner Mbappe, 19.
The French forward was a sensation in Russia and became the first teenager since Pele to score in a World Cup final.
PSG signed Mbappe on loan last season, with the £162million fee to be paid to former club Monaco by next week.
But the Qatari-owned French club could be forced to balance their books to the tune of millions if they do not convince Uefa they have broken even.
The Spanish publication claims that because the transfer windows are closed in Italy and England, Real Madrid president “Florentino has the loaded shotgun.”
Los Blancos have a vacancy in the No7 shirt after selling Cristiano Ronaldo for £88million earlier this summer.
Uefa reportedly reviewed a probe into PSG in July, after the case was initially closed — and they could be excluded from European competitions and placed on a transfer ban if they are adjudged to have breached the rules.
The FFP rules were set up in the 2011-12 season to prevent sugar daddy owners coming into European football and spending excessively.
It was also designed to ensure clubs maintained a responsible financial footing.
Have you signed up to play Dream Team Weekender?
- Pick 7 players – no limit to the number of players you can choose from one club
- No transfer budget – any player is available to pick
- Only Saturday and Sunday fixtures
- Sign up to play Dream Team Weekender now