Liverpool have been offered incredible Kylian Mbappe transfer, as PSG are desperate not to let him go to Real Madrid: report

Liverpool target Kylian Mbappe of France celebrates after scoring the team's third goal during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Round of 16 match between France and Poland at Al Thumama Stadium on December 04, 2022 in Doha, Qatar
Could Mbappe have a future at Anfield after all? (Image credit: Elsa/Getty Images)

Liverpool have been offered a chance to sign Kylian Mbappe during his current contract – which was only signed in the summer. 

That's the incredible claim being made in one report that says the Reds – who are rumoured to be bracing themselves for a Qatari takeover bid, themselves – were the only possible option to Mbappe in the scenario that he could leave. His employers, Paris Saint-Germain are said to be desperate for him not to go to Real Madrid. 

The 24-year-old signed a bumper extension to his PSG deal last summer, ending speculation that he would move to European champions Los Blancos on a free transfer. However even after penning that contract, his services have been touted to rivals.

Jurgen Klopp manager of Liverpool during a training session at AXA Training Centre on October 14, 2022 in Kirkby, England.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp first became interested in Kylian Mbappe back in 2017, during his breakout season for Monaco (Image credit: Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

The Athletic (opens in new tab) claims that a PSG consultant actually offered the World Cup winner to Liverpool but that the deal never went further than that. Mbappe's mother is a Reds fan, which has led to him claiming he has an affinity for them – while his praise of Jurgen Klopp and admittance of Anfield talks (opens in new tab) in recent years has also fuelled rumours. 

It seems as if although Les Parisiens are adamant publicly that their No.7 is not for sale at any price, privately, they aren't quite firm on that stance. 

Despite the offer, the opening valuation also killed any move dead in the water. The Merseysiders were informed it would cost them a frankly astonishing £352 million to sign the Frenchman.

However, with rumours of a Qatari takeover at Anfield, could PSG and Liverpool soon share the same owners? If Mbappe's future was to be discussed again in a world in which the buying and selling club were one and the same, it would not make much sense for such a steep fee, as it would feel like moving money from one pocket to another.  

Nasser Al-Khelaifi

PSG chief Nasser Al-Khelaifi knows Mbappe is his biggest asset (Image credit: Getty)

Though the likelihood of Mbappe leaving PSG remains unlikely – despite comments that he was unhappy last year before the World Cup – Mbappe will perhaps always be linked with both Real Madrid and Liverpool. His current contract expires in 2025. 

Mbappe is valued at €180m by Transfermarkt (opens in new tab)

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Moises Caicedo could be one of two Brighton midfielders heading to Merseyside: the Reds are said to be in a four-way race to sign Alexis Mac Allister, with three European sides also reportedly keen on the Argentine World Cup winner.

Liverpool are also thought to be working on a £44m summer deal for Wolves midfielder Matheus Nunes, while they could go head-to-head with Tottenham for for Sofyan Amrabat, who starred for Morocco at Qatar 2022.

In other news, recent Anfield arrival Cody Gakpo has revealed that compatriot Virgil van Dijk influenced his decision to join the Reds.

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Mark White
Staff Writer

Mark White has been a staff writer on FourFourTwo since joining in January 2020, writing pieces for both online and the magazine. An encyclopedia of football shirts and boots knowledge – both past and present – Mark has also been to the FA Cup and League Cup finals for FFT and has written pieces for the mag ranging on subjects from Bobby Robson's season at Barcelona to Robinho's career. He once saw Tyrone Mings at a petrol station in Bournemouth but felt far too short to ask for a photo.