David Beckham in talks with Kylian Mbappe as his first blue-chip client as he starts his career as an agent.
The former England captain registered Footwork Management Ltd last month, with friend Dave Gardner and former PR chief Nicola Howson also listed as directors and former Nottingham Forest striker David Johnson appointed to manage their clients.
Recruiting Mbappe could prove lucrative, as the France striker remains unsettled at Paris Saint-Germain amid interest from Real Madrid and Manchester City.
Beckham, who has contacts at his former club PSG, is understood to have had several meetings with Mbappe.
The World Cup winner became one of the world’s most in-demand footballers following his break-through season with Monaco.
After signing for PSG alongside Brazil superstar Neymar, the 20-year-old has scored 62 goals in 92 appearances so far.
Real Madrid and Barcelona have been repeatedly linked with the Frenchman, who is seen by many as a future Ballon d’Or winner to dominate following the Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo era.
Mbappe has turned out six times in all competitions so far this season for Thomas Tuchel’s side, scoring twice and providing two assists.