According to the French outlet, the Bernabéu outfit are poised to make a world record bid for the PSG and France international.
280 million euros...this is the quantity that Real Madrid are set to offer PSG for French striker Kylian Mbappé according to respected publication France Football. According to the outlet, Zinedine Zidane has singled out the 20-year-old forward as the player to reinforce the squad as he looks towards planning the 2019/20 campaign. France Football add that negotiations are expected to commence next week with the move process expected to 'dominate sports headlines over the next and even through the summer months'.
In Zidane's second press conference in his second spell back on the Bernabéu bench the French coach was asked about the PSG striker and swerved the question responding: "You know I have a policy of only talking about my own players. I'm aware of these players (Mbappé and Neymar) and the quality the each possess but my focus is on this game and nothing more".
Le sommaire du nouveau numéro de France Football avec Zinédine Zidane, Kylian Mbappé et l'opération du Real Madrid en couverture https://t.co/CA4SmhgR6O— france football (@francefootball) 25 March 2019
He was later asked about Mbappé again during the series of questions for French media and once again avoided discussing the French forward stating: It's not the time to discuss this and I'm not here to make a shopping list of players, my objective is to finish the season well".
Mbappé has been frustrated recently by the attitude of PSG after the striker was hit with a fine of 180,000 euros for showing up late to a Thomas Tuchel team-talk. This comes soon after yet another early Champions League elimination for the Parisian giants which will hinder Mbappé in aspiring to any subsequent individual awards. The recent CAS ruling reopening a previous case against the Ligue 1 side will force the French side to offload talent in a need to balance the books to the tune of 150 million euros with Mbappé and Neymar cited by analysts as two players who could make an exit in the summer months with members his family already alluding to a move in the Spanish capital in comments picked up by 'Le Journal du Dimanche'.