PSG were ready to accept Real Madrid’s Vinicius Jr in a swap deal for Mbappe

Vinicius Junior-Real Madrid

Les Parisiens were reportedly open to accepting Real Madrid winger Vinicius in a deal for Kylian Mbappe.

Kylian Mbappe was subject to heavy exit speculations during the transfer window after Real Madrid made an ambitious bid worth £170m for PSG.

However, it failed to test the resolve of Les Parisiens, who remained firm on not selling the French World Cup winner.

As the last days of the transfer window approached, Madrid gave up their pursuit of Mbappe and walked away from negotiations.

However, according to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, Paris Saint-Germain were ready to accept only Vinicius Jr in a swap deal for Mbappe.

But Los Blancos deemed the idea as impossible as they didn’t want to lose their prized asset, who is cited as the key player of the future.

Mbappe appears to be unperturbed by the transfer saga as he is off to a flyer this season, racking up 4 goals and 2 assists in 5 Ligue 1 appearances. He also set up PSG’s only goal scored by Ander Herrera in the 1-1 draw against Club Brugge in the Champions League last night.

It was reported earlier that Madrid would go after the 22-year once again next summer as he is free to hold talks with other clubs in January since his contract expires next summer.

Elsewhere, Vinicius is growing in confidence with each passing game as he has made a great start to this season.

The Brazilian winger, who was criticised for his inconsistency in the previous seasons, looks poised to make a statement for the Spanish capital club this term.

New manager Carlo Ancelotti has managed to get the best out of Vinicius, who has managed 4 goals in 4 La Liga appearances.