Jurgen Klopp is aiming to hold onto Sadio Mane this summer so it will be music to his ears to hear that Real Madrid are targeting Kylian Mbappe this summer.
The French forward will be a target for Los Blancos, according to the front page of France Football as cited by Marca. The 20-year-old has a bright future ahead of him and it could lie in Madrid.
‘Operation Mbappe’, which will see Real make a €280million move for the PSG striker, is brilliant news for Liverpool’s summer transfer plans. Jurgen Klopp will be desperate to keep his best players and this includes Sadio Mane.
The Senegal forward has scored seven goals in his last five games and is the Reds’ man in form.
Losing him at the end of the season, regardless of what major honours the Reds might have won at that point, would leave a sour taste in the mouth.
Liverpool cannot afford to sell any of their key players this summer as they would run the risk of becoming a selling club again after all the hard work Jurgen Klopp has put in over the last four years.
The likes of Sturridge, Lallana and Mignolet seem likely to take their leave this summer but beyond fringe players, there cannot be any unexpected exits.
Adding to that, a few big signings are needed to tie together what is a thrilling side.