Kylian Mbappe has reportedly deleted his latest Instagram post after a move to Real Madrid failed this summer.
Mbappe, who is in the last year of his contract with Paris Saint-Germain, was linked with a switch to Los Blancos throughout the summer. But even a bid of £189million for the youngster on Transfer Deadline Day could not sway PSG's determination to keep him at the club for yet another season.
Madrid are still eager to sign Mbappe but are now willing to wait till January when they can openly talk to the player without interference. And the Frenchman hinted as much to his 57m followers on Instagram.
The PSG forward reposted a fan comment which when translated reads: "Respect my brother for your professionalism. Reprogram your dreams for some time soon. Life is wonderful. You are the best."
The post was accompanied by an image of Mbappe with this thumbs up, as well as 'Dream On' by Aerosmith playing in the background.
However, the 22-year-old has since deleted his post. Mbappe will be free to speak with interested clubs at the turn of the year and sign a pre-contract agreement ahead of next summer's transfer window.
Mbappe struck twice in the 2-0 win over Reims at the weekend and manager Mauricio Pochettino is "very happy" he is still a PSG player.
"Mbappe is our player," Pochettino said. "The football industry is full of rumour. Our president and Leonardo are very clear. He is here with us and I am very happy to have him. He is one of the best, he is a gift."