Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly ready to go head-to-head for the signature of RB Leipzig defender Nordi Mukiele.
The 24-year-old arrived at Leizpig from Montpellier HSC on a five-year contract in the summer of 2018, and those terms are due to expire in under 18 months' time.
Mukiele has been a consistent part of the team over the past couple of seasons, but at this stage there is nothing to suggest that his contract at Leipzig will be renewed.
As a result, Die Roten Bullen could attempt to recoup a fee for the versatile defender this summer in order to avoid losing him for nothing at the end of next season.
There were rumours of current right-back Achraf Hakimi wanting to leave PSG this summer, but such speculation was recently shot down by the defender's agent.
Nevertheless, Mukiele's versatility makes him an ideal acquisition, with the Frenchman capable of operating as an out-and-out right-back, further up the field, in central defence or in the left-back position.
Mukiele played the full 90 minutes on the right-hand side of Domenico Tedesco's 3-4-2-1 against Augsburg at the weekend, and the former Montpellier man ended the match with three assists to his name.
Mukiele has now taken his tally for the 2021-22 season to two goals and five assists from 37 appearances in all competitions, including 21 starts in the Bundesliga.
The defender has not won a major honour with Leipzig but has now racked up 145 games for the club in the past four years, banking 10 goals and setting up 11 more.
Atletico Madrid and Bayern Munich have also been credited with an interest in the one-cap France international, with the former still aiming to fill the void left by Kieran Trippier's move to Newcastle United.