The World Cup winner's deal in Paris expires next summer, and the Spanish giants feel they can force a sale this month.
Real Madrid have submitted their opening offer to sign Kylian Mbappe from Paris Saint-Germain, Goal can confirm.
The Spanish giants are optimistic about getting a deal done before the transfer window closes next week, as they feel Mbappe will not sign a new contract in Paris with his current deal expiring at the end of this season.
While Madrid have been hit hard financially by the coronavirus pandemic, they feel they are in a position to force PSG into selling one of the best footballers in the world.
What is the state of negotiations?
Madrid view this as the most important transfer in their recent history, with president Florentino Perez personally involved in talks. PSG and Madrid have a good relationship and talks have been carried out quietly and cordially.
The biggest force trying to push the deal to be done is Mbappe, who is desperate to play for Madrid. Goal understands he has turned down no fewer than six contract renewal offers from PSG, and that agreeing personal terms with Madrid will not be a problem.
The issue is whether the clubs can agree on a fee - and with Mbappe's contract expiring in 2022, meaning he could speak to Madrid about a free transfer from January 1, the onus seems to be on PSG to get a good price.
Goal has previously reported that Real will wait until next summer before swooping for his signature if a deal cannot be arranged before the end of the current transfer window - but with Mbappe so keen on a move, it seems the deal could happen sooner rather than later.
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