Real Madrid have reignited their interest in Paris Saint-Germain superstar Kylian Mbappe and are looking to lure him to Spain this summer, according to the Telegraph.
The France international could be the next galactico to arrive at Santiago Bernabeu with the reigning European champions plotting a swoop.
Madrid are planning a record spending spree this summer as they look to recruit Mbappe and the highly sought-after Jude Bellingham ahead of next season.
They have already made headway in the race for Bellingham, with reports suggesting they have stolen a march on Manchester City, who are also keen on the Borussia Dortmund star.
Man City have not given up on signing Bellingham, with the club willing to move mountains for his signature, but Madrid are one step away from completing the deal.
The 19-year-old prodigy will cost Los Blancos around €120 million, but it is significantly lower than the insane amount they will be required to put up in the Mbappe pursuit.
Madrid have revived their long-term interest in Mbappe, having seen their mammoth €170m bid knocked back by PSG before the Frenchman signed a new deal last year.
However, the uncertainty in the camp of the Ligue 1 champions has given the Spanish giants renewed confidence in their ability to land the 24-year-old.
PSG are gearing up for a summer overhaul, especially in the attacking areas, with Lionel Messi poised to leave when his contract runs out this summer and Neymar on the transfer list.
They want to build a squad capable of competing for the elusive Champions League title, with Mbappe considered the centrepiece.
Mbappe signed a new contract with PSG until 2025 last year, but whether the final year of the deal is triggered reportedly hinges on the player.
The former AS Monaco man has been at odds with PSG over several issues, most recently his image rights, but the club are reportedly desperate to keep him at Parc des Princes.
However, if Mbappe refuses to trigger the final year of his deal, the French giants may be forced to sanction a big-money sale this summer rather than lose a player of his stature on a free transfer.