Liverpool gets major boost for landing Kylian Mbappe after one top European club withdrew from the race to sign the Frenchman.
The Frenchman allegedly informed PSG that he intended to quit the club back in July, as we reported on Tuesday.
Additionally, reports claim that PSG promised to “collaborate” in regards to his departure – provided a few requirements were met.
Mbappe has since been strongly connected with some of the biggest clubs in the globe. Along with the Spanish powerhouse Real Madrid, Premier League’s Liverpool, Chelsea, and Manchester City teams are said to be interested in the prolific striker.
Recently, speculation of Mbappe’s move to Chelsea has increased. According to famous writer Julien Laurens, the Blues are a “strong contender” to recruit the 23-year-old.
However, Liverpool would also be a good choice if they have the money to finalize a transaction. If they do, the Reds seem to have received a significant lift.
Kylian Mbappe wants out
As his relationship with Paris Saint-Germain has soured, Kylian Mbappe is pushing to leave the club in January.
The 23-year-old Mbappe signed a new contract with PSG only five months ago. According to reports, he feels out of step with the club’s approach both on and off the field.
Although he is open to all possibilities, reports said that Real Madrid would be his first choice.
The French international started and scored for the hosts in Tuesday night’s Champions League match against Benfica, which finished in a 1-1 tie.
Despite the viral speculation that Mbappe has asked PSG to let him go in January, PSG had said they are not planning to offload the French striker, debunking the speculation. Yet, speculation about his exit from PSG is still blowing hot.
Real Madrid withdraws from Mbappe’s race.
Real Madrid, according to reports, is a bystander who has “no desire to join in the whole spectacle.”
Initially, reports claimed that PSG consented to discuss Mbappe’s exit as long as a transfer to Real Madrid was ruled out.
This will be a huge assist for Premier League clubs as they compete to recruit Mbappe, given their well-publicized pursuit of the Frenchman in recent years.
However, as we previously reported, PSG has denied any claims that one of their star players will be departing the organization anytime soon.
They claim that there is “zero chance” that Mbappe will leave the team in January and refuted claims made by the French publication Mediapart that they had hired a communication firm to make phony social media accounts to target prominent football figures.
The 23-year-old took part in Tuesday’s 1-1 draw between PSG and Benfica at Parc des Princes. Mbappe’s goal against Benfica has helped Christophe Galtier’s team to maintain the first spot in their Champions League group.
Can Liverpool sign Kylian Mbappe?
Long-time Liverpool supporters have dreamed of seeing a player like Kylian Mbappé sign with their team. Even if the economics are absurd, the PSG forward’s story will persist, and new allegations are being made today about the Reds and Real Madrid’s interest.
Liverpool has, after all, already shown interest. When he was playing for AS Monaco, the Reds attempted to make a deal, and they have since spoken with the player.
“Of course we are interested in Mbappé; we are not blind!” Klopp reportedly said before Mbappe agreed to a new contract with PSG in the summer.
“Nothing to say about [contact with the player], but between Kylian and Liverpool, it is all set, it is all fine. We like him. If you don’t like him then you have to question yourself!
“But no, we can not be part of these battles. There must be other clubs involved, but that is fine. He is still a great player.”