On Monday, it seemed Kylian Mbappe’s future had finally been decided.
Marca were reporting that Real Madrid had agreed a deal for the Monaco striker worth around £161 million.
But those reports appeared to merely kick other potential suitors into action.
Goal were soon reporting that Manchester City were in advanced talks to sign Mbappe to try and convince him to play in the Premier League, rather than join the European champions.
And City have an advantage in the race. That’s because Real need to raise funds before they can spend a world-record fee on Mbappe.