Liverpool have not given up on signing Kylian Mbappe, despite the striker leaning towards joining Real Madrid as per various reports.
According to L’Equipe, Liverpool believes they are still in the race for Kylian Mbappe. The 24-year-old Real Madrid target’s future remains unclear, with the French publication not ruling out a potential extension with Paris Saint-Germain
Things appear calm with Kylian Mbappe and Paris Saint-Germain after the two parties came to an understanding earlier this year. The French superstar got banished to the U21 team over a dispute amid transfer speculation during the summer.
Mbappe publicly claimed he would not sign an extension to his current deal and even refused to join a Saudi club, which reportedly made a staggering £257 million bid. Eventually, the two parties resolved their issues, and the 24-year-old returned to the first team fold.
Soon after the January window, speculation could ramp up in a bid to predict his future. There are a lot of stories circulating in the media projecting different outcomes about his career decisions. The report does not even rule out a potential extension with PSG, while the majority has claimed Mbappe will soon sign with Real Madrid.
The Madrid rumours are solid at the moment, as he remains a dream for Florentino Perez. Mbappe has his heart set on joining the club as per others, and he’s ready to snub the potential interest from Premier League sides such as Liverpool.
The Reds are one of the clubs keen on Mbappe and may have thought about rivalling Real Madrid for his signature. Klopp reportedly even talked about a move when the 24-year-old Real Madrid target moved to PSG from Monaco.
Now, as per the report, Liverpool believes they are still in the race for Mbappe and think they have a chance of signing the 24-year-old Real Madrid target. The PSG man will undoubtedly enter the free agent pool, which, on paper, does give certain clubs a slim chance, but there are doubts about whether the 24-year-old would prefer that.
Mbappe also harbours a dream of playing for Real Madrid, but the report does not clearly state whether the move will happen. As for Liverpool, they have some emotional connection with Mbappe or his family, but beyond that, there are doubts about whether they can afford him financially.