Jurgen Klopp 'Seriously Pressing' For Kylian Mbappe Move
Jurgen Klopp is pushing ahead with plans to land Kylian Mbappe this summer, with the Liverpool manager talking to the player's 'entourage' about a potential move.
Liverpool have been linked with a move for Mbappe multiple times in the past few years, with their shirt manufacturers Nike linking them to the Frenchman.
PSG aren't likely to want to sell the 22-year-old any time soon but the Ligue 1 champions could be forced to act this summer, with his contract having just 18 months left.
If they can't convince him to sign a new deal then this time next year other club's can offer him a free way out of the French capital for the following summer.
With that in mind it's being reported that Klopp is 'seriously pressing' the forward's entourage, to convince him to move to Anfield, according to Canal +, via Get French Football News.
The report also claims that Fabinho, who played with the PSG forward when the pair were at Monaco, has also been used to entice the player.
The Brazilian has told the World Cup winner that he would be the 'undisputed star' of the Reds' project if he did move to Merseyside.
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Despite the fact that Mbappe could leave for nothing in 18 months, there's no way that PSG would be willing to let the Frenchman leave for a cheap price.
They initially loaned Parisian in August 2017, the same summer they signed Neymar for a world record £198 million, but with an obligation to sign for €145 million the following summer.
A recent report claimed that new Paris boss Mauricio Pochettino would be willing to sell the forward this summer, despite his 106 goals in 147 appearances for the club.
The report claimed that if Pochettino could land Sergio Aguero and Lionel Messi, both out of contract at their clubs this summer, then he would consider selling his current star.
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However, even if PSG are willing to sell it doesn't mean that Liverpool will definitely land their top target. Real Madrid are also keen admirers of Mbappeppe, although their recent financial report suggests it won't be easy for Los Blancos.
Liverpool have a more pressing transfer issue, with Klopp no doubt hoping to add a centre back before the end of the transfer window on Monday, even on a short term basis.
The defending league champions have been without Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez for several months already and Joel Matip picked up an injury against Spurs which will further dent their title defence.
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