Liverpool have had an £87.9million bid rejected for Monaco ace Kylian Mbappe, according to a report.
The €100million offer was apparently give short shrift by Monaco owner Dmitri Rybolovlev, according to Marca.
Rybolovlev seemingly does not have too much intention of selling his striker this summer and he is believed to want a world-record fee – more than the €114m that Manchester United paid for Paul Pogba last summer.
It is believed to be Liverpool’s second offer for Mbappe after last month’s £64million offer was turned down by the Ligue 1 champions
Jurgen Klopp is hoping that offering the player regular game time in the lead up to the 2018 World Cup will be enough to persuade the player to move.
Unsurprisingly though the report claims “it doesn’t appear that this has changed Mbappe’s mind” and the only club he will leave for is Real Madrid.
Arsenal are also interested in Mbappe and Arsene Wenger has offered the player assurances of being a first-team regular, but after 44 appearances for Monaco last season there is no need for the 18-year-old to move on to get game time.
However, reports claim if Mbappe is given assurances over a place in Zinedine Zidane’s XI then he will head to Real Madrid.
Mbappe, who scored 26 goals and claimed 14 assists last season, is contracted to Monaco until June 2019.