Liverpool are working in the background about a mega deal for Kylian Mbappe, while Paul Pogba is ready to call time on his Manchester United career – all in the latest Euro Paper Talk.
PSG MBAPPE CONCERNS GROW
Liverpool are reportedly working on a convincing argument to tempt Kylian Mbappe to Anfield, according to a report.
Speculation over several months has linked the Paris Saint-Germain star with a move to Merseyside. Indeed, Liverpool’s kit sponsorship with Nike could reportedly act as leverage.
Real Madrid are also keen on the Frenchman but, in any case, PSG’s concerns about the player’s future are reportedly growing.
L’Equipe (via Sport Witness) says that there is a ‘strong trend’ within the Parc des Princes that Mbappe could leave next summer.
More specifically, a recent meeting between PSG and the player’s entourage has raised several issues.
Mbappe’s representatives want assurances that if Mbappe does stay, he will have the chance to play with new, exciting players in ‘key roles’.
What’s more, his entourage want answers as to how PSG plan to complete a Champions League triumph.
PSG, however, cannot ‘offer such guarantees’, with the pandemic likely to cost the club over €100million (£90million) for the 2020/21 season.
As such, Liverpool and Madrid are monitoring the developments in the background ahead of a potential raid.
Mbappe’s contract runs out in two years’ time, meaning next summer could be an ideal time for him to switch clubs.
PSG chief Youri Djorkaeff has said that the 21-year-old wants to win the Champions League and move to a “big club”.
AND THE REST FROM EURO PAPER TALK
Paul Pogba feels ‘fed up’ at Manchester United and plans to leave at the end of the season (Don Balon)
Indeed, Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid are keeping tabs on his situation (Tuttosport)
Former Barcelona advisor Ariedo Braida says he wanted to sign Pogba while the midfielder was at Juventus (Radio Marca)
Braida also says Barca did not listen to his recommendation about signing Erling Haaland (Radio Marca)
Bernardo Silva admits “something needs to change” if Manchester City are to win the Premier League again (L’Equipe)
Meanwhile, City have agreed a deal to sign Partizan Belgrade youngster Filip Stevanovic (TuttoMercatoWeb)
Napoli brushed off Arsenal‘s interest in striker Andrea Petagna during the recent transfer window (Calciomercato)
RB Leipzig will have four key players missing for Wednesday’s clash with Manchester United (Kicker)
Antwerp star Simen Juklerod says he is looking forward to facing Tottenham on Thursday (HLN)
New Barcelona recruit Sergino Dest is having a strong impression on head coach Ronald Koeman (Marca)
Meanwhile, January signing Matheus Fernandes could earn a surprise move back into Koeman’s plans (Marca)
Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos says he rejected offers to leave the Spanish capital earlier this year (Sport Bild)
Lyon could sign frustrated Barca star Antoine Griezmann in a January swap deal for Memphis Depay (El Chiringuito)
Paris Saint-Germain have Mauricio Pochettino and Massimiliano Allegri on their radar if Thomas Tuchel leaves (Le10 Sport)