The Paris Saint-Germain club and their president Nasser Al-Khelaifi are aware of Real Madrid's pursuit of Kylian Mbappe last season. The French team is focused on getting Vinicius as a result, and will make the final move if Real Madrid gets Kylian Mbappe.
Over the offseason, Kylian Mbappe remained with Paris Saint-Germain. He couldn't pass up the Parisians' offer, so he extended his deal with the team through 2025. He turned down Real Madrid's invitation to join them because of this, even though they had been waiting for him with open arms.
The PSG president, Nasser Al-Khelaifi, took offence to their discussion of his player while he was still under contract with the organisation. As of January 1, 2023, he would have been free; nevertheless, he still had one season left on his contract. Madrid was therefore considering paying 200 million euros to acquire him.
The president of Qatar hasn't forgotten what happened, and if Mbappe joins Real Madrid, he'll exact revenge. They were planning to kidnap Vinicius.
The Brazilian was a favourite of Leonardo, the previous sports director at PSG, who even brought up the idea of a potential transfer involving PSG and Real Madrid to secure his services. However, the former Flamengo player decided to stay in Madrid.
While Vinicius' current contract is slated to expire in June 2024, talks for a new one may run into difficulties if PSG is lurking in the background. His EUR 1 billion release clause is hefty, but the French team always manages to shock the market.
They accomplished this in the summer of 2017 when they signed Neymar for a then-record 222 million euros. Although purchasing Vinicius would be extremely expensive, Paris Saint-Germain knows how to give Real Madrid a crushing blow.