Real Madrid are going to meet a challenge in Manchester United for the signature of Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe, as they target a marquee signing in the summer 2022 transfer window.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is already planning for the future by shortlisting the PSG forward as a target for next summer, according to ESPN.
The World Cup winner has never ruled out a move to Los Blancos, who are even prepared to open talks with PSG this summer.
However, the French giants have made it clear that they have no intention of selling Mbappe in the coming weeks, which plays into the Red Devils' hands.
Man Utd would not be able to compete with Madrid if they were to offer a mega transfer fee for the 22-year-old, leaving the Spanish capital as his only destination.
PSG's refusal to negotiate this window means the Premier League giants can play the long game on this deal, and join the scramble for Mbappe when he becomes a free agent at the end of the season.
The Frenchman's contract expires in July 2022, meaning he can walk away from Paris without earning them a fee.
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