Paris Saint-Germain is reportedly monitoring the situation of Antoine Griezmann in Barcelona as they prepare for the possibility of a life without Kylian Mbappe.
Mbappe was closely associated with a big change in the summer. Real Madrid and Liverpool really wanted to sign the French World Champion.
The Reds have long been associated with the French star, having already found an approach in 2017 when he was in Monaco. And a recent connection with Nike as Merseyside club equipment sponsor has fueled the fire.
Mbappe is one of Nike's biggest stars, and there have been suggestions this month that Real Madrid's President Florentino Perez is seriously worried that the English Champions League winners will have the resources to even outbid his own club.
And Marca claims that PSG has already begun testing possible substitutions, with Barca's striker Griezmann at the top of their list.
Griezmann, who also won the 2018 World Cup crown in Russia as France, has made a stuttering start to his career at Nou Camp following his move to La Liga rivals Atletico Madrid this summer.
The striker has scored only four goals in 15 games and has yet to win the Barca fans.
Apparently he would be a like-for-like substitute for Mbappe, who is believed to be seeking a dream change to Spanish giant Real Madrid.
And while Liverpool coach Jürgen Klopp would have been happy to sign the former ace of Monaco, he has recently admitted that a move is unlikely.
"From a sporting point of view, there are not many reasons not to commit Mbappe to what a player he is," said Klopp.
"But of course it's about the money. No chance. Absolutely no chance, I'm sorry that I killed this story.
"I do not think there's a club in the world that can buy PSG's Kylian Mbappe, and we're involved in that, we can not, it's that easy."
"We have nothing (more) to say, to be honest, though [buying] this caliber of the player is difficult. "