MADRID/PARIS: Real Madrid have reportedly had a £189m bid turned down by Paris Saint-Germain for Kylian Mbappe, despite the France forward being out of contract next summer.

The Spanish giants had been fancied to complete a transfer earlier this week but their ever-increased offers only served to illustrate that UEFA’s financial fair play system is dead in the water now that a club such as PSG can afford to turn down such massive sums.

The likelihod now is that Mbappe, 22, will move to the Bernabeu on a free transfer at the end of the season, with Real able to agree a pre-contract deal in January.

He joined PSG from Monaco, initially on loan, for £150m in 2018.

Since bursting on to the scene as a teenager with Monaco, Mbappe has won the World Cup and three French Ligue 1 titles, and has already scored a total of 183 goals in 295 appearances for club and country – despite being just 22-years-old.