Kylian Mbappe ‘contacts’ Liverpool and updates them on final transfer decision
Paris Saint-Germain superstar Kylian Mbappe is set to become a free agent this summer and has been linked with moves to both Champions League finalists, Real Madrid and Liverpool
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Liverpool have been informed that the battle for Kylian Mbappé’s signature will now be between Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid.
Mbappe is out of contract this summer and can leave PSG on a free transfer after failing to agree on a renewal so far. Madrid tried to sign the world champions three times last summer only to see a bid of over €200m (£171m) rejected.
Less than a year later, Los Blancos should be able to land him on a free transfer and put together a tempting financial package including wages, incentives and signing fees. Mbappe is understood to have met general manager Jose Angel Sanchez in the Spanish capital Madrid last week where an agreement was reached, according to Marca.
Mbappe hinted a decision has been made despite his cautious approach to the situation despite being able to negotiate a pre-contract agreement from January 1. “I will officially announce my decision about the future before I join the France national team in June. It’s a matter of days before it’s official,” he explained after accepting his third consecutive Ligue 1 Player of the Season award on Sunday. “It will be known very soon, it’s almost ready. My decision has been made, yes, almost.”
While Liverpool always appeared to be behind their Champions League opponents in the race for his services, he continued to be linked with the prolific striker. Mbappe has fluttered his lashes at the Reds and Jurgen Klopp in recent years, building anticipation that his destination could be Anfield.
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“Liverpool have been a machine in the Premier League this season,” Mbappe said in 2020. “They made winning look easy but the truth is it’s never easy.
“Performances like they’ve had don’t just happen. To be as ruthless as they were would come from a lot of hard work in training and from a very good manager.”
However, brand claim that if he were to leave France his only other option would be to fulfill a childhood dream and play for Real Madrid, the team he supported as a child. The report adds that Mbappe’s representatives have been in touch with Reds bosses over the last week to say that while they were flattered by their interest, it was not an option for him.
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Instead, he seems ready to sign a five-year deal at the Bernabeu that will see him become one of the highest-paid players in the world. Despite all signs pointing to an imminent exit, PSG remain confident in keeping their talisman and are yet to hear a definitive answer.
Three weeks ago, PSG director Leonardo shed some light on the situation, telling Sky Sports Italia: “In Madrid they have been convinced for three years that Kylian Mbappe would end up at Real Madrid. Maybe they are a little too sure of that.” that?”
He added: “Honestly, the discussions have always been there. There is no ‘special’ meeting in Doha. Kylian, he speaks to us and we have constant communication. I think he’s still in a reflection. I think there’s a chance he’ll stay. He can go too. But he’s thinking.”
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