According to Marca, Liverpool have had a bid worth £64 million for French wonderkid Kylian Mbappe rejected.
Mbappe has had a whirlwind season with AS Monaco and has scored 26 goals in 43 appearances this season. Not only has he been prolific in front of goal, he was instrumental in Monaco’s fascinating Champions League campaign before being eliminated by Juventus.
According to The Metro, Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Real Madrid have all indicated a strong interest in signing Monaco’s wonderkid but, surprisingly, reports from Spain indicate that Liverpool have submitted a bid before all of the aforementioned.
Marca report that the Anfield club submitted a humongous £64 million bid for Mbappe but Monaco wasted no time in rejecting the offer.
Whether or not you believe it, Monaco are said to be determined on holding out for a bid of at least £85 million in order to be persuaded to part ways with him. The Ligue 1 club is clearly fully aware of the talent that the young forward possesses and want to be fully compensated for his sale.
Daniel Sturridge is expected to leave the club this summer and Jürgen Klopp is looking to bolster his attacking lineup in his wake. Mohamed Salah has been touted as an option but Kylian Mbappe would be perfect.
The Frenchman’s pace and hunger up front fully embody what Klopp wants in his forwards but there’s no point pretending that Liverpool would spend almost three times their transfer record on the prodigy.
Middlesbrough visits Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday with the Reds hopeful of securing a win and securing a place in the top four.
Vital to Liverpool’s hopes of signing top players this summer is the ability to offer Champions League football next season and it’s likely that nothing less than a win on Sunday afternoon will suffice with Wenger’s Arsenal snapping at their heels.
That being said, I highly doubt that Mbappe will feature prominently in Liverpool’s future given what it would cost to sign him.