Kylian Mbappe has told Paris St-Germain he won’t be renewing his contract beyond 2024, but does want to stay next season.
If that happens, the French champions risk losing him on a free transfer – some 180m euros (£165.7m) less than they paid for him in 2017.
So will they try to cash in on him this summer? If they do, there will be no shortage of admirers, but only a limited number of clubs are likely to be able to afford him.
The prolific 24-year-old has scored 212 goals and contributed 98 assists in 260 games since joining PSG from Monaco, initially on loan, six years ago – winning five league titles among his 13 domestic trophies with the club.
He also played a crucial role in France’s 2018 World Cup triumph and his international record of 38 goals in 68 appearances places him fifth on his country’s all-time top scorers list – 15 behind record holder Olivier Giroud.
In December, Mbappe scored the first hat-trick in a World Cup final since 1966 but a penalty shootout loss to Argentina denied him successive World Cup victories at the age of 23.
So, with the world seemingly at his feet, what do his options appear to be?