The general feeling in footballing circles is that Kylian Mbappe will join Real Madrid in the summer. Of course, nothing has been made official yet and until that is the case, it should not be taken for granted. We have already witnessed a number of twists and turns in this long-running saga, and there could possibly be a few more to come before it is all over.
As things stand, Mbappe's current deal with PSG runs out in the summer. And so far, he has not agreed an extension with the French club. With every passing day that that remains the case, an exit feels likelier.
If Mbappe did leave PSG, he would not have a ton of options though. There are only a handful of clubs in the world who can even consider matching his wages.
In fact, there have been suggestions that Real Madrid have not managed to agree a contract with Mbappe yet. But it looks like the overall feeling is that they can get over the finishline this time around.
Real Madrid dressing room's feelings about Mbappe move
"In the dressing room of Real Madrid, important players have the feeling that yes, this time, the club is going to make it happen... every single day they speak about Kylian Mbappe, and the feeling they have this time is that it's really, really close."
So, it looks like the Real Madrid dressing room are expecting the club to get a deal done this time. It is worth remembering that Mbappe has been linked with a move to Santiago Bernabeu since his days at AS Monaco.
To be honest, a move to Real Madrid might be exactly what Mbappe needs right now. Over the past several years, his club career has stagnated a bit at PSG, as they have struggled to challenge for the Champions League title, the one major trophy missing from the Frenchman's cabinet.