Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp has long been interested in Kylian Mbappé and in the past few months, the Merseyside club have been regularly named as one of his suitors.
Last month, we relayed news from France that the Reds ‘continue to seduce’ the Paris Saint-Germain star.
The forward has just over a year left on his contract and will not make a decision on his future before Euro 2020.
That’s according to Le Parisien, who add the contract negotiations between the two parties are continuing.
It’s claimed the France international ‘gives priority’ to the Paris club, but is ‘still waiting’ to get more clarity on ‘several aspects.’
Mbappé, as per the report, has been ‘very tempted’ to leave the club since 2019. The player loves PSG, but at the same time, he ‘would see himself at Liverpool or Real Madrid, two destinations that attract him, partly for the myth they embody.’
Mauricio Pochettino’s side want to extend the World Cup winner’s contract until 2025. The attacker would be willing to sign an extension until 2023, with a ‘certain’ assurance from the club to let him leave next year.
PSG wouldn’t ‘take a positive view’ of further extending Mbappé’s contract by a year because they cannot include him in their long-term plans.
The forward continues to attract interest from elsewhere, including from Liverpool and Real Madrid, and that, coupled with Mbappé’s concerns over PSG’s sporting project, has slowed down the renewal.
Le Parisien end their report by stating: ‘Next season, Mbappé would not like the same causes to produce the same effects and is waiting for big arrivals to convince him to stay at a club he loves dearly.’