Liverpool approach for Kylian Mbappe confirmed with PSG star 'set to reject contract extension'
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Liverpool made enquiries for Kylian Mbappe last summer, it has been claimed.
Last night, L'Equipe claimed that Paris Saint-Germain star Mbappe does not intend to trigger the one-year extension clause in the bumper contract he signed a year ago.
The Paris-born star had reportedly signed a three-year contract before the 2022-23 campaign, but according to the outlet it was in fact, a two-year deal with the option of an extra season.
Mbappe reportedly does not want to take up the option of an extra season at PSG and in turn, will enter the final 12 months of his deal at the end of the current campaign.
PSG will again be in the position of deciding whether to try to extend Mbappe's contract or sell him to avoid losing the star for free next summer.
PSG were in the same predicament back in 2021, when Real Madrid submitted a huge bid of £154million for the Ligue 1 top scorer, which was subsequently rejected.
However, Los Blancos may look to land the Frenchman for free next summer as the 24-year-old looks to run down his contract at the Parc des Princes.
Liverpool made enquiries for Mbappe
Another club that may be interested in signing Mbappe is Liverpool.
L’Equipe have alleged that Jurgen Klopp’s side explored the possibility of signing the France captain at the start of the season.
However, the outlet added that the Reds would have struggled to get a deal over the line considering Mbappe’s enormous monthly €6million (£5.2million) wages.
That wage is five times what Mohamed Salah earns after signing a new contract of his own last summer.
The Merseyside club have been long-term admirers of the 24-year-old.
Before he moved from Monaco to PSG in 2017, Mbappe had held talks with Liverpool - his mother's favourite team.
“We talked a little bit, but not too much,” Mbappe said in an interview with the Daily Telegraph. “I talked to Liverpool because it’s the favourite club of my mum, my mum loves Liverpool. I don’t know why, you will have to ask her.
“It’s a good club and we met them five years ago. When I was in Monaco I met them. It’s a big club. Of course, it was between Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain in the end.”
Liverpool’s rivals, Manchester United have also reportedly enquired about Mbappe in the past.