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Kylian Mbappé staying at PSG could end up costing Liverpool their chance at an ‘exceptional’ talent this summer.

Kylian Mbappé’s contract expires at the end of June, as you might have heard. You might also have heard that Real Madrid want to sign him – unless you’ve managed to avoid football for the last five years.

This summer is Real’s shot to finally get him, then, but it’s not exactly a certainty. The Athletic – among others – suggest that Paris Saint-Germain have put a late ‘short-term’ contract on the table to persuade Mbappé to stay. He should make up his mind this weekend.

Real could actually miss out on their big signing, then. And with Erling Haaland off to Manchester City, there’s no obvious fallback plan if things don’t go their way. In fact, we think this one might come back to bite Liverpool.

Kylian Mbappé staying at PSG

So if Real don’t get Mbappé, they’ll almost certainly spend in other areas this summer. They’re going to want to make a splash, after all, with their ageing squad needing more future-proofing.

We just worry that Aurélien Tchouaméni could be their go-to. AS report that both Real and Liverpool want the Frenchman but Los Blancos can’t justify the price. The Reds might be able to, though, and could get a free run at Tchouaméni with Real’s stance there.

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But a Real Madrid that needs to save face after missing out on Mbappé could drastically change things. We’d be shocked if Liverpool could match their price in that instance as Jurgen Klopp doesn’t need a midfielder quite as badly as Real.

And that would be a massive shame. We’re huge fans of Tchouaméni – a player Paul Pogba considers to be ‘extraordinary’. He’s one of the biggest talents in the game and Liverpool have a genuine chance of getting him.

A disappointed and eager-to-save-face Real Madrid would make that a lot more difficult, though.

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