Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly planning to offer Kylian Mbappe a special role in a last-ditch attempt to persuade him to extend his stay at the Parc des Princes.
The French forward has about three months left on his contract with the Ligue 1 leaders, and speculation about his future remains rife amid Real Madrid's public pursuit of the player.
The PSG hierarchy are determined to keep Mbappe, though, and were previously said to have offered him a bumper new contract worth €50 million (R809 million) a year, but the player has insisted his next move will not be motivated by money.
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According to French outlet L'Equipe, Les Parisiens are ready to offer Mbappe the captain's armband in an effort to show his importance to the club.
Marquinhos is currently the club's skipper, but his poor performance during their UEFA Champions League round of 16 exit Los Blancos has reportedly put his position under the spotlight.
With all the focus on Mbappe's future, the 23-year-old was quizzed about his next move after PSG secured an emphatic 5-1 win over FC Lorient on Sunday night.
"If I had made my decision, I would have said so," Mbappe told Amazon Prime in a post-match interview.
"I don't have to answer to anyone. If I had made the decision, I would have taken responsibility.
"The good and the bad things, I have always assumed them by the way.
"I don't have to hide, I didn't kill anyone. I just want to make the best decision I can.
"I'm still thinking about it. Because there are new elements, new parameters. I want to make the right choice. I know that, for people, it takes a little while.
"Is staying at PSG is possible? Yes, of course."
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