According to Goal.com, Real Madrid and AS Monaco met to discuss the former’s interest in teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe although the Ligue 1 club doesn’t want to sell.
Liverpool were reported as being interested in Kylian Mbappe last week with it being claimed by L’Equipe that Jürgen Klopp met with the player’s representatives about signing the young forward.
Personally, I highly doubt there is any genuine interest on Liverpool’s part in Mbappe purely due to the incredible fee that it will cost to sign the French forward.
AS Monaco are demanding €130 million (£118m) from the club that is desperate to sign him which really only leaves the likes of Real Madrid and Paris-Saint Germain in the picture in terms of money and pulling power.
Goal claim that Real Madrid and Monaco met at “the end of last week” to discuss Mbappe and his future even though the French side is adamant that they want to hold onto their prized asset.
At this point, if there were any supporters under the impression that Liverpool had any chance whatsoever at signing Mbappe that should no longer be the case. £118 million would buy you three Andy Carrolls with £13 million in spare change.
Given that Liverpool are absurdly tight when it comes to signing players, there is no chance that Mbappe would arrive on Merseyside for over £100 million.
The story makes even less sense when you consider the fact that the reason a deal for Mohamed Salah is stalling is because the Anfield outfit is haggling over several million pounds.
Liverpool are set to return to the Champions League next season after being absent since the 2014/15 season and before that since the 2009/10 season.
As such, Jürgen Klopp is targeting players that can bolster his starting XI with the likes of Salah, Naby Keita and Virgil van Dijk high on the club’s transfer list.
Although Liverpool messed up spectacularly in their pursuit of Virgil van Dijk, there still remains a confidence that Klopp will be able to bring the required quality in before the start of next season.