Liverpool may have emerged as shocking contenders to sign Kylian Mbappe, with a £258 million ($329 million) transfer claim filed by a FIFA agent.
- French star does not renew contract
- PSG may be forced to sell this summer
- Reds join Real in recruitment race
WHAT HAPPENED? Marco Kirdemir says the Reds are willing to invest around €300 million in a deal for World Cup winner Mbappé. His future is up in the air again after informing Paris Saint-Germain that he will not trigger an extension clause in his contract until 2025. That decision has angered the people of Parc des Princes, with a summer sale now appearing to be on the cards. .
WHAT THEY SAID: Kirdemir has told Marka: “There will be news in the coming week. We will have news from England and Germany. Liverpool competes with Real Madrid and wants to pay a fortune for Mbappé, that fortune would be around 300 million.”
THE BIGGER PICTURE: Kirdemir recently spoke to Qatari managers about Mbappé’s situation at PSG, with officials there “very angry” as they were “confident he would extend”. That is no longer the case and the Ligue 1 champions are aware that they will have to listen to offers before the 24-year-old striker heads for free agency in 2024.
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WHAT NOW? Long-time suitors Real Madrid had been expected to lead the chase for Mbappé – with rumors of more big-money bids from Santiago Bernabeu circulating – but it could be that if Liverpool go into the hunt for him, The France international has admitted to being an admirer of the Reds in the recent past.
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