Cristiano Ronaldo 'wanted by PSG if Kylian Mbappe heads to Real Madrid' as French giants target Lionel Messi pairing
PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN want to replace Kylian Mbappe with Cristiano Ronaldo, according to reports.
This would see the French giants unite six-time Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi with five-time winner Ronaldo at Parc des Princes.
The fantasy football pairing will reportedly only come to fruition, however, if Mbappe leaves for Real Madrid this month.
Mbappe, 22, has entered the final year of his contract at PSG – and has shown no sign of wanting to a pen a new one.
Madrid club president Florentino Perez is infatuated with the French superstar, and is expected to launch a bid for him before the end of the month.
Spanish TV show El Chiringuito are teasing a huge announcement on this evening's episode.
And according to Cadena Ser and El Transistor, the bombshell will be that Mbappe is about to tell PSG that he will not sign a contract and that he wants to move to Real Madrid.
They then claim that this will set a transfer merry-go-round in motion – leading to the unification of Ronaldo and Messi in Paris.
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Juventus aren't opposed to losing high-earner CR7 this month, and even dropped him for their crucial final Serie A match of last season.
It is believed that a bid of around £25m would be enough to convince the Old Lady to sell.
A swoop for Ronaldo was reportedly 'Plan A', before Messi surprisingly became available to sign.
And it could be back on the agenda, if Madrid can stump up enough money to sign Mbappe.
PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has so far been bullish over his side's chances of keeping their No7, however.
Now there is no choice for Kylian but to stay here in Paris
In addition to Messi, the French giants have added Gianluigi Donnarumma, Georginio Wijnaldum, Achraf Hakimi and Ronaldo's old pal Sergio Ramos this summer.
Al-Khelaifi, 47, said after Messi's unveiling: "I think we have the most competitive team. Now there is no choice for Kylian but to stay here in Paris.
"I think everybody knows the future of Kylian, people from Paris and the players.
"He is a really competitive player. He wants to win, he wants to win trophies, he said it in public.
"He wanted a competitive team and I think we have got the most competitive in the world. So there is no excuse for him now. He can’t do anything else but stay."
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