Spain's LaLiga is challenging the legality of Kylian Mbappe's new contract, claiming Paris Saint-Germain breached financial fair-play regulations to sabotage the French star's seemingly certain move to Real Madrid.
LaLiga is furious at the snub served up to Real by Mbappe's shock decision to remain in Paris after a mouth-wateringly improved deal from the Qatari-backed capital side.
The Spanish league's lawyer, Juan Branco, announced this latest plan of action which comes 48 hours after LaLiga lodged a complaint to UEFA about PSG "continuously breaching the current regulations of financial fair play".
An identical complaint was lodged in April against another state-owned club, Manchester City.
Branco said France's sports minister would be its first port of call to try to get Mbappe's contract declared invalid. If no joy there, it will ask the French League to seek an audit of PSG's accounts by French soccer's financial authority (DNCG), and then Paris' commercial court.
Branco said it was prepared to go to "the European Commission to ask them to intervene to even up the regulations".
That would trigger "a formal procedure for abuse of a dominant position" he said, adding its last resort was the European Court of Justice.
"It's clear to everybody PSG is acting outside the rules," Branco asserted.
He said LaLiga's motivation for gunning for PSG and City was "to redefine the rules for a more virtuous ecosystem".
PSG is paying Mbappe a yearly salary of between 40 and 50 million euros after the forward signed a new three-year contract.
PSG suffered a 224.3-million-euro ($240 million) loss in 2020-21, an increase of 80 percent on the previous year, the DCNG detailed last month.
@ Agence France-Presse