Liverpool, just like every other club in the world, have a long-standing interest in Kylian Mbappé.
What separates the Reds from the lot, however, is the fact that their name keeps popping up as a serious contender for the Frenchman’s signature should he decide to move on from Paris Saint-Germain.
Fresh off his hat-trick against Barcelona, the 22-year-old is in the headlines all over the world, and Le Parisien in France have a lengthy article about what his future could hold.
While the Ligue 1 champions’ desire is to keep him in the capital for years to come, they are also aware that his contract ends in 2022, and he hasn’t renewed.
However, that doesn’t mean that, should he decide to leave, they will let him go for a modest sum; far from it.
The French newspaper explain that as things stand, four clubs ‘want to or can welcome him still’: Liverpool, Real Madrid, Manchester City and Juventus if Cristiano Ronaldo were to leave.
Barcelona have ‘long pulled themselves out of the race’, and that’s because, firstly, his wage demands will be above €30m/year, and Paris Saint-Germain ‘don’t intend to let their crack leave for less than €200m’.
That’s a figure both the club and the Qatari owners are happy with, and it’s said neither of those four aforementioned clubs, Liverpool included, aren’t ‘put off’ buy these demands, with them ‘theoretically having the funds or powerful shareholders’.
Despite that, PSG know that during a financial crisis, they will still ‘think twice before committing to such a massive operation’.
On paper, the Ligue 1 side aren’t willing to sell, but they know money talks, and if the right offer comes along, they know they could free up some room for a certain Lionel Messi.
In the meantime, Mbappé is said to be ‘continuing his reflection’, as he sees what the best option is for him going forward: staying put in Paris or trying his luck elsewhere.