It seemed as if Real Madrid had bowed out of the Kylian Mbappe sweepstakes on Monday, but the Spanish club continued to push Paris Saint-Germain in an attempt to land the French superstar ahead of the transfer deadline. Madrid returned to the table with a gargantuan €200 million bid for Mbappe (the amount supposedly needed for a transfer to be considered), but they're getting no response from PSG and seem resigned to the fact that he won't be coming, at least for now.

So, it seems as if Mbappe will indeed be staying with PSG:

Of course, even as the French club holds on to Mbappe, there's a decent chance he winds up with Real Madrid soon anyway. Los Blancos will look to enter into a pre-contract agreement with Mbappe when the calendar flips to 2022 ahead of his free agency next summer.

We'll see how those Real Madrid negotiations play out, but for now, Kylian Mbappe will team up with several other superstars for Paris Saint-Germain. Lionel Messi just made his PSG debut over the weekend in a match that saw Mbappe put two balls in the back of the net during a 2-0 victory over Reims. Messi came on for Neymar, another one of the world's best footballers. Former Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos also now plays for PSG.

PSG's roster is truly absurd, and the club will do all it can to win as much as possible before possibly losing Kylian Mbappe to Real Madrid next year. Of course, during this time, the French squad will try to do whatever it can to convince the young superstar to stay. Madrid should worry about that possibility, making this a fascinating situation to watch.