Real Madrid have agreed a world record deal in principle for Kylian Mbappe according to reports in Spain.
Madrid based publication Marca claim that the European Champions have agreed a sensational of €180m, with €160m being paid up front, with the remaining €20m in performance related add ons.
The deal, which equates to £160m, will eclipse the current world record of £89m that was set just 12 months ago when Manchester United took Paul Pogba to Old Trafford from Juventus.
The article claims that once the last few details have been ironed out between the clubs, Mbappe will sign a six year deal worth around €7m-a-year (£120,000-a-week).
Real Madrid have already recouped the majority of their imminent outlay on Mbappe, by selling Alvaro Morata to Chelsea for £58m, and Danilo to Manchester City to over £26m.
However, Mbappe is set to be loaned back to Monaco for the season as Zinedine Zidane is concerned at how to fit the youngster into his side alongside the BBC trio of Bale, Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo.
The news will come as a blow to fans of clubs around Europe, including Arsenal and Manchester City who have also been keeping tabs on the teenage sensation, who scored 26 goals in 44 appearances, as Monaco won their first Ligue 1 title in 17 years.