Liverpool are keen on the idea of bringing PSG superstar Kylian Mbappe to Anfield this summer.
The Reds have been constantly linked with an unlikely move for Mbappe over recent weeks. His club are desperately attempting to find a buyer for the 24-year-old to prevent him leaving on a free transfer next year.
All logic would point to the fact that Liverpool are not going to be PSG’s golden ticket. However, that hasn’t stopped the reports from coming. 90min are the latest to claim the Reds are ‘open’ to the possibility of landing Mbappe.
However, this is said to be unlikely to get them anywhere in this instance. That’s because the France international and his camp have reportedly given ‘no suggestion’ that they’d want to move to England.
Nevertheless, Chelsea and Manchester City are claimed to have joined Liverpool in expressing their interest anyway.
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Other clubs reportedly haven’t been quite so forthcoming, though. It’s claimed that although PSG are offering Mbappe to clubs across Europe, a ‘host of clubs’ have turned him down, believing the Frenchman already has an agreement with Real Madrid.
This supposedly hasn’t put Liverpool off, although there’s a plethora of other reasons we don’t think they’re winning this race.
Liverpool still in Mbappe running
Until Mbappe moves wherever he’s moving (cough, Real Madrid, cough) we’ll likely continue to see these rumours.
On the one hand, that should be good news. We all know the chances of Kylian ending up at Anfield are miniscule right now – Jurgen Klopp has even said as much. But it’s still nice to be in the conversation.
A decade or so ago, Liverpool were never mentioned in connection with the world’s biggest players. Indeed, whenever we did find ourselves with a world star, a Xabi Alonso or a Luis Suarez, they were inevitably whisked away.
That that is no longer the case is testament to the amazing work Klopp has done over the past near eight years.
To have the former Monaco man being touted as a signing for Liverpool is surely only a good thing.
Regardless of that though, these links are becoming a slight irritant. The Reds need to focus on bringing in a couple of midfielders and a defender over the next month. Then and only then should they begin to think about a sensational addition in attack.