Kylian Mbappe has reportedly expressed a desire to leave Paris Saint-Germain during the summer transfer window.
The France currently has just 12 months remaining on his contract, a scenario which has naturally led to intense speculation regarding his future.
Key figures behind the scenes at Parc des Princes have frequently insisted that the forward will not be sold over the coming months.
However, according to journalist Daniel Riolo, the 22-year-old has already informed the powers-that-be that he wishes to take on a new challenge.
Riolo, of RMC Sport, said: "I know that Mbappe asked to leave, but it is complicated because first you have to find a club that has the money to pay him, but the news is that he really does not want to stay.
"The player does not believe in Leonardo's project. If he does not leave this summer, it will be for free next season. And in Doha (PSG's owners) they do not want to hear about it.
"If Mbappe expresses this desire to leave, it means that he will have to find a club and that PSG will need to look for a replacement."
While Real Madrid are regarded as Mbappe's most likely destination, it is unclear whether Los Blancos can afford the player at this time.