Talks between Paris Saint-Germain and RB Leipzig over Nordi Mukiele's switch to Ligue 1 have reportedly picked up momentum in recent hours.
According to Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, Paris have accelerated negotiations with Leipzig after agreeing on personal terms with the Frenchman.
Mukiele has given the go-ahead to a long-term contract at the Parc des Princes, having found out he has long been one of the club's top priorities for the summer.
The 24-year-old was offered to Tottenham Hotspur earlier in the summer, yet Spurs boss Antonio Conte turned down the prospect of landing one of Leipzig's most consistent performers.
Since swapping Montpellier for the Red Bulla Arena in 2018, the versatile French defender has gone from strength to strength, earning high acclaim from the Leipzig hierarchy.
Widely considered one of the best defenders in the Bundesliga, Mukiele, who can play at the heart of a backline and the right-back equally well, is ready to link up with Paris.
PSG's bid to sign the highly-rated rearguard comes in the midst of the club's struggle to get a deal for Milan Skriniar's arrival from Inter Milan over the line.
Despite having a 'verbal agreement' with the Slovak in place, Les Parisiens have yet to meet the Italians' substantial €80million asking price.
Inter, who fell short to Juventus in hot pursuit of Gleison Bremer, continue to play hardball on Skriniar's valuation as they aim to fend off Paris' attempts.
But while waiting for the Nerazzurri to soften their stance on the 27-year-old, the newly-crowned Ligue 1 champions have made significant progress in their effort to capture Mukiele's signature.