The intense hours of negotiation between Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain have left many questions on the table. On one hand, the failed signing of Neymar and the consequences that will have, as reported by SPORT.
But Real Madrid, SPORT have learned, also came up in the talks between Barça and PSG this summer. And it wasn't to do with Neymar's situation, keeping in mind that Los Blancos' desire to enter the bidding for the Brazilian was evident.
It was to do with the French club's other big star, Kylian Mbappe. SPORT have learned that PSG warned Barça of Madrid's interest in the France forward. Not just that, but they said that they are confident that in the summer of 2020 Madrid chief Florentino Perez will make his big move.
As we have revealed on SPORT, Mbappe is Zinedine Zidane's No.1 target, ahead of Paul Pogba, even. To the point that the French coach is convinced he will end up at the Bernabeu. That explains, in part, why Madrid decided to follow the Neymar saga in the background in the end.
Therefore, next summer, we will see what Madrid can do. If it's not next summer, you can be certain they will move for Mbappe in 2021, one year before his deal ends. If it is then, Los Blancos will use the same tactics deployed with Eden Hazard, knowing that he will be free the following year.
Barça have been warned about their Clasico rivals plans.