Klopp, Liverpool ‘on the prowl’ for Mbappe, as D-Day period emerges

Date published: Monday 29th March 2021 1:43 - Matthew Briggs

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France superstar Kylian Mbappe will reportedly make a decision on his future after Euro 2020 with Liverpool “on the prowl’ for the superstar.

The 22-year-old’s future is uncertain at Paris Saint-Germain. Mbappe’s current deal expires in June 2022 and the former Monaco man has turned a number of contract offers from the Ligue 1 champions. Cadena SER report that Mbappe has turned down three new offers from PSG, however Fabrizio Romano states the player’s priority is to re-negotiate a deal with the club.

The transfer pundit claims PSG president Nasser Al Khelaifi “is doing everything to convince Kylian” to extend his time with PSG. The player reportedly wants €25m a season after tax. That equates to almost £500,000 a week and a salary that anyone in Europe is likely to baulk at.

Mbappe’s future though will come into the spotlight this summer. He is understood to be ready to make a decision after the Euros which finish on July 11.

AS report that Mbappe will not be representing his country at the Tokyo Olympics this summer for two reasons. Firstly, with the Euros and all the fixture congestion this season the striker has decided to swerve a month-long trip to Japan.

His future though is also a factor because that will be the time when he will seriously make a decision on what the future holds for him.

He is understood to be leaning towards a move to Real Madrid, but Reds boss Jurgen Klopp “loves” Mbappe, say Sport Witness.

The German coach is understood to have a “direct line” to Mbappe after speaking to him previously.

 

 

According to L’Equipe, Klopp spent “several hours” trying to convince Mbappe to join the club three years ago. Klopp apparently made an impression on the player, and that’s where the reported “direct line” comes from.

AS have reported that Liverpool are “on the prowl” for the dynamic forward, whose price range is thought to be around €200m, plus his mega salary demands.

PSG are desperate for Mbappe to stay, but PSG’s sporting director Leonardo told France Bleu in February that “we’ve been talking for a long time”.


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PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino has tried to cast doubt on any potential exit for Mbappe.

Pochettino smokescreen

“Who doesn’t love Kylian, we say to each other. He makes himself loved, with his smile, his face and his energy.

“At the age of 19 he was a world champion [with France], impressive things have happened to him, but he is special and different, with a lot of emotional intelligence.

“He has a lot of potential to develop but he is already [someone for the] present, not just the future. It’s a challenge and a good thing to work with this kind of talent, it makes you a better coach. You give this type of player a solution and he gives you five back.

“There’s lots of rumours. But I see him remaining at PSG for a long time to come and that’s what the club wants,” Pochettino told Marca last month.

“We have him in our plans for all the time that we’re going to be at the club.

“Granted he needs to make a decision. But what we see is someone who is very happy here and fully committed to the sporting project at this club.”

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