French giant, Paris Saint Germain, risk losing star attacker, Kylian Mbappe, for free when his contract runs out at the end of this current football season.
The 22-year-old who was desperately chased by Real Madrid in the summer told an interview that he asked to leave the Parisian club.
Madrid offered €220 million (£189m/$260m) for the former Monaco forward but PSG refused to accept or even give a word to the Spanish side.
PSG were hoping that the signing of Lionel Messi will change Mbappe's mind but the reverse is the case as the Frenchman appears to be unsettled at the club.
Mbappe, according to UK Sun, revealed that he gave the Parc des Princes bosses ample time to ensure they could recoup at least the £162million spent in 2018 after insisting he wouldn't sign a new contract.
The France star, 22, will be able to negotiate pre-contracts with foreign clubs in January ahead of a free move on July 1 with Liverpool, Manchester United, City and Chelsea also believed to be interested in the French star.
Mbappe told RMC Sport: "I asked to leave, because from the moment where I did not want to extend [my contract], I wanted the club to receive a transfer fee so they could bring in a quality replacement.
"This club has given me a lot, I have always been happy - the four years I have had here - and I still am.
"I said it early enough so that the club could react.
"I wanted everyone to come out of this stronger, that we leave hand-in-hand, to make a good deal and I respected that.
"I said, if you don’t want me to go I will stay.”
The ex-Monaco forward added: "People said I turned down six or seven extension offers, that I don't want to talk to Leonardo anymore, that's absolutely not true," he said denying allegations that he is not on speaking terms with PSG sporting director Leonardo.
"It is not for me to judge, but me, my position was clear.
"I said that I wanted to leave and I said it quite early.
“Personally, I didn't really appreciate Paris Saint-Germain saying 'He is asking to leave in the last week of August…' because that is wrong.
"It made me feel like a thief. I informed them early, at the end of July”