Superstar 22-year-old Kylian Mbappe is expected to leave Paris Saint-Germain at the end of this season.
Real Madrid have long courted the France international and are expected to secure his signature.
PSG remain hopeful of Mbappe extending his contract but there could be another twist in the transfer saga.
Madrid's LaLiga rivals Barcelona appear ready to make a surprise move.
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Barcelona believe they can outspend Madrid and land Mbappe from PSG, according to AS.
Despite their financial challenges, the Catalans intend to hijack their rivals' move for Mbappe, who will be a free agent in mid-2022.
Barcelona's salary cap will increase by then and vice president Eduard Romeu reportedly wants to make one major signing.
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