Liverpool are plotting an audacious move to sign Kylian Mbappe from Paris Saint-Germain, provided Real Madrid fork out £150million for Sadio Mane, according to reports. The Sun claims the Reds are keeping tabs on Mbappe if they are forced into selling Mane to Los Blancos.
Liverpool fans could finally see their dream of the Reds signing Mbappe realised, but it will come at a price.
That’s because Mane is reportedly a target for Madrid.
According to The Sun, Zinedine Zidane is a huge fan of the Senegalese striker, and will try to sign him this summer.
He is prepared to splash £150m on Liverpool’s prized asset, in a move which would shatter the club’s current transfer record.
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Mane is under contract at Anfield until 2023, meaning the Reds have no need to sell him any time soon.
But the Spanish giants have already started informal talks with his representation ahead of a potential move.
If they do end up selling, they will apparently target Mbappe as his replacement.
The Reds were tentatively linked with the Paris Saint-Germain megastar last year after it was announced that they had sealed a contract with Nike to produce their kits from now on.
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However, Jurgen Klopp had insisted the club would not be able to afford the Frenchman.
Mbappe earns a reported £350,000-per-week at the Parc des Princes, and Liverpool will have to improve his awges in order to bring him to Anfield.
PSG are alreadyu fearing the prospect of losing Mbappe and team-mate Neymar, with Barcelona interested in the latter.
The French champions are reportedly ready to sign Antoine Griezmann in an attempt to please Mbappe and tempt him into signing a new contract.
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His current deal will expire in 2022, and PSG want to avoid a scenario where they have to sell him on the cheap.
Mbappe has publicly flirted with the idea of joining Liverpool before, and fans began to believe he would potentially make the move next year.
But with Mane potentially on the way out, now could be the time for the European champions to make their move.
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