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Liverpool: L’Equipe drops Kylian Mbappe claim

Liverpool: L’Equipe drops Kylian Mbappe claim -Liverpool News

Reputable French newspaper L’Equipe (via Sport Witness) has provided a fresh update regarding Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe. 

The lowdown: Not the first time…

The Reds seemingly have a long-standing admiration for the superstar attacker and it has previously been suggested that Jurgen Klopp has a ‘direct line’ to Mbappe following talks.

Having fuelled the fire when describing Klopp’s side as a ‘machine’ in 2020, the 23-year-old continues to be indexed to a move to Merseyside as his contract in the French capital dwindles.

Set to become a free agent end of the season (Transfermarkt), despite recent reports suggesting a new deal in Paris was on the cards, it appears that Real Madrid and indeed Liverpool could still be in the picture…

The latest: L’Equipe provide an exciting update

As per L’Equipe, translated by SW, Liverpool have ‘entered the dance’ to sign Mbappe once more.

The report cites the Reds as a ‘third club’ with a possibility of signing the 54-cap World Cup winner alongside Real Madrid and an extended stay at PSG.

This comes as the Anfield club prepares for a pivotal summer regarding their own contract renewals with Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane all in the final 14 months of their deals.

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The verdict: Dream transfer

Already one of the most decorated footballers in the world at present, the gifted striker truly is a generational talent and has provided an astonishing 58 direct goal contributions (35 goals, 23 assists) in 43 appearances across all competitions this season.

Whilst the prospect of adding a player of the £144million valued Frenchman’s quality to Klopp’s squad is an enticing one, particularly in light of Erling Haaland’s imminent move to Manchester City, given the likely finances involved it seems to be out of the realms of possibility.

Albeit without the eye-watering cost of a transfer fee involved, Mbappe’s reported £327,000 per week wage demands may sit outside of the Anfield hierarchy’s existing model.

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Should one of Mane, Salah or Firmino leave this summer, suddenly a move for the lightning-fast phenomenon – who was lauded as ‘unstoppable’ by Carlo Ancelotti – becomes a more realistic proposition and one that everyone associated with Liverpool would no doubt welcome with open arms.

In other news, James Pearce has dropped a key Liverpool transfer update. Read more here.

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