Although Real Madrid will be disinclined to let Cristiano Ronaldo leave the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu this summer, the club will at least be tempted by the 200 million euros they could make from a transfer that would shock the market.
That colossal figure would provide the club with an impressive war chest that would allow Los Blancos to chase any star individual in the game, including 130m euro rated Kylian Mbappe.
The highly anticipated signing of the Monaco forward would still theoretically leave the club with a considerable amount of money to further strengthen the squad.
If Paris Saint-Germain are to prise away Ronaldo from his current home in Madrid, they would surely be forced to offload Marco Verratti with Barcelona keen.
The Parisien club could make around 100m euros from the sale, as owner Nasser Al Khelaifi would have to comply with financial fair play regulations if he is to submit a world-breaking bid for the Portuguese.
PSG would also have to withdraw their interest in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Andrea Belotti to make way for the four-time and potentially soon-to-be five-time Ballon d’Or winner.
As for Monaco, they will be tempted by the sum they would receive from Madrid for 18-year-old Mbappe which allows them to consider replacements such as Ivan Perisic, Belotti and Zlatan Ibrahimahovic.
The departure of Ronaldo from the 12-time Champions League winners is not for certain by any means, but if it happens, it would be monumental and groundbreaking.