Paris Saint-Germain have offered Kylian Mbappe double the wages Real Madrid have in a bid to snatch him, according to reports in France.
L’Equipe claim the Ligue 1 side has held a powwow between the young French international, his father, PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi and the club’s sporting director Antero Henrique.
Qatar-backed PSG have offered Mbappe £200,000-a-week wages while the Galacticos have only offered him £100,000-a-week
Mbappe’s hero, Zinedine Zidane has met with the Monaco starlet and promised him first-team action as he bids to make France’s 2018 World Cup squad.
And Monaco – if they cannot cling on to their prize asset – would prefer to sell to a side outside of the French top flight.
The principality club have offered the 18-year-old £150k-a-week, to put him joint-top of the squad earners list alongside former Chelsea and Manchester United man Radamel Falcao.
Mbappe and his father have been seduced by the wild wages PSG have offered but they do have concerns about the teenager’s career if he moves to France.
Father and son apparently want to know how manager Unai Emery will set his team up next season, to ensure Mbappe can play to his best.
Questions were also raised about how Mbappe would fit into a team led by Edinson Cavani who is the main man since Zlatan Ibrahimovic left last summer.
Arsenal fancied their chances at the start of the transfer window but Mbappe is “obsessed” with the Champions League — and Arsenal only qualified for the Europa League after a fifth-place finish.
Monaco would love to hold on to the sensation but manager Leonardo Jardim has admitted he is fighting a losing battle.
Jardim said: “I have not spoken to him. But he that we hope he stays with us.
“I believe he and the club will make the best decision.
“Every manager in the world wants to keep his best players, but it’s not always possible.
“Right now, it’s important to think 100 per cent about work, help young players grow and then see type of player he can become.”