The future of Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe is currently in the spotlight amid talk that Liverpool are seriously interested in achieving the most significant transfer in its history.
Since the French international has not yet committed to a new contract at Parc de Princes, there is growing speculation that PSG could cash him in for the summer.
There would be no shortage of suitors for one of the scariest strikers in European football and a player destined to become a great superstar.
Liverpool are constantly linked to the striker, and speculation has increased recently given his contractual situation.
Here we will give you the latest news on what is happening with Mbappe, what has been said, the latest on his future and more.
What’s new in Mbappe’s contractual situation?
The French international is in the last year of his contract at PSG and the talks so far on extending his stay in the Princes’ Park have yet to make progress.
Club sporting director Leonardo said: “We have been discussing Kylian Mbappe’s contract for a long time.
“Before, it should have been mostly clear about our position and what we want. There I think we get to the point where we have to take a stand and make a decision. We have a good open dialogue. “
Despite that, PSG is already preparing for life without Mbappe and he would not lack a suitor, and Real Madrid has been declared the most probable destination.
Reports claim that PSG wants Mbappe to quickly decide whether to put the pen on paper and this is very the case to look at this space.
What would be the transfer fee and wages?
According to media reports in France, PSG are becoming impatient due to Mbappe’s reluctance to commit to a new contract and has set him a transfer fee of between £ 100m and £ 130m.
PSG would be in a much stronger position if Mbappe were not in the final year of his contract and there is a risk that they could not lose him next summer if he decides to do his current job.
As for his salaries, according to various outlets, Mbappe would command a salary of £ 500,000 to £ 600,000 a week, leaving only a very select number of clubs that could afford such a salary.
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What did Mbappe say about Liverpool?
The striker certainly started waving his tongue last year as he watched the Reds rush for their first championship title in 30 years, while Klopp turned his suspects into believers and then into achievement.
And he certainly hit Mbappe, who was impressed with how Liverpool secured the Premier League.
“This season Liverpool have been a machine in the Premier League,” Mbappe told The Mirror in May last year.
“They made sure that victory looks easy, but the truth is that it is never easy.
“The performances they had don’t just happen.
“Being as ruthless as he was would result from a lot of hard work in training and from having a very good manager.”
What did Klopp say about Mbappe?
Klopp was talking about Mbappe before Liverpool played PSG in the Champions League three years ago and showered him with a lot of verbal confetti.
“I love him, to be honest! He’s a fantastic player. A very good boy and what a player, what a player,” he said.
“I think all European football has known him from his 16th to 17th year when he played for the Monaco youth team,” Klopp continued, exclusively into the RMC Sport microphone. “And from the age of 17, he started going through defense like he does now.
“He plays at a very high level for his young years. He constantly shows that he is a very well educated young player and knows what he is doing.”
Klopp next spoke of Mbappe in 2019 when he seemed to be killing Liverpool’s hopes of ever signing a superstar with the fleet.
“Buying this caliber of player is difficult. At the moment I don’t see any club that can buy Kylian Mbappe from PSG,” he said.
“I don’t see any club, it’s the way it is. And we’re involved in clubs that can’t. It’s just like that.
“Okay, from a sports point of view, there’s not much reason not to sign him. What a player he is. But of course it’s about the money. No way. Absolutely no way. I’m sorry I killed that story.”
Could LeBron James be key to Mbappe’s move?
There is a sense that LeBron James could play a key role if Liverpool pull off the biggest transfer in their Premier League history.
The basketball superstar has invested in Fenway Sports Group, which owns Liverpool. He is also a minority owner of the Reds who bought a two per cent stake in the club back in 2011.
Liverpool’s ties with James and Mbappe have only strengthened since they signed a new whale deal with Nike.
Both James and Mbappe are Nike customers, and Liverpool’s business is structured in a way that gives them access to Nike’s marketing candidates, including James, Mbappe and Serena Williams, as well as achieving reduced marketing revenue, including T-shirt sales.
Back in 2019, Mbappe gave James a bottle of wine that was bottled in 1984, the year James was born. James shared his picture on social media in which he thanked Mbappe for the gift.
What do bookmakers say?
Liverpool are currently the 3/1 favorite to land Kylian Mbappe this summer, despite the £ 120 million price tag and ridiculous salaries he would command, which should be around £ 600,000 a week.
That puts them ahead of Real Madrid who are 8/1 with Sky Bet.
Bayern Munich and Manchester City have 16/1. Manchester City has 20/1. Chelsea has 25/1 and Barcelona 33/1.
Fundraising by Mbappe?
Two Liverpool fans have drawn up a plan to help Liverpool complete the dream move for Mbappe by launching a £ 250m GoFundMe site.
It reads: “As Liverpool do not have the funds to try such an offer, we thought we would take on raising money from all the fans around the world. Let’s shock the football world.
“There are approximately 100 million Liverpool FC fans on a global basis. If all the fans had donated, we would have had to donate just £ 2.50 each to raise enough to talk to Kylian.
“Let’s unite in order to create the first and biggest ever fan fee for football transfer and facilitate the biggest transfer of all time. Let’s go down in history.
“If we fail to raise £ 250 million, all the revenue raised will go to the LFC Foundation.”
At the time of writing this article more than £ 4,000 has been raised, so there is still some way out.
You can follow how the fundraising takes place right here.