‘Confirmations coming in’ – Liverpool are readying a ‘monster salary’ offer for marquee signing

Claims have been made by Rudy Galetti and by Marca that Liverpool are exploring a deal to sign Kylian Mbappe from PSG but it won’t happen this summer.

After he scored 42 goals and assisted 11 for PSG this season, his stock within Europe has risen even further but with a year left on his PSG contract, signing him this summer is virtually impossible.

Firstly, Transfermarkt values him at £144million so this really is not a deal that FSG are known for completing and I actually have a suspicion that PSG would demand more than that.

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY - JUNE 23: Kylian Mbappe of France looks on during the warm up prior to the UEFA Euro 2020 Championship Group F match between Portugal and France at Puskas Arena on June 23, 2021 in Budapest, Hungary.
BUDAPEST, HUNGARY – JUNE 23: Kylian Mbappe of France looks on during the warm up prior to the UEFA Euro 2020 Championship Group F match between Portugal and France at Puskas Arena on June 23, 2021 in Budapest, Hungary. (Photo by Alex Livesey – UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)

Secondly, the claims have already been rubbished by the tireless Fabrizio Romano.

Mbappe to Liverpool?

The first claim came from Rudy Galetti, who says that the Reds are ‘ready to offer a monster salary to convince the French player.’

Liverpool are supposedly ready to spend €100million to sign the former AS Monaco starlet.

Even before the claims were said to be rubbish, you need just look at another story from the French journalist to get an idea of his knowledge on the Anfield outfit.

Last week, he reported that Liverpool are ready to spend more than Manchester United to sign a centre-back in Juventus’ Cristian Romero.

AC Milan's Swedish forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic (R) and Atalanta's Argentine defender Cristian Romero go for a header during the Italian Serie A football match AC Milan vs Atalanta Bergamo on January 23, 2021 at the San Siro stadium in Milan.
AC Milan’s Swedish forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic (R) and Atalanta’s Argentine defender Cristian Romero go for a header during the Italian Serie A football match AC Milan vs Atalanta Bergamo on January 23, 2021 at the San Siro stadium in Milan. (Photo by MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP via Getty Images)

Marca claims that Liverpool have enquired about Mbappe which is a much more reasonable claim. His contract expires in 2022 and although PSG President Nasser Al-Khelaifi has declared that he will never leave Paris, the young forward has all the power.

PSG, as Marca clarifies, have no intention of selling the striker and are trying to sign Pogba, Ramos and Ronaldo to show him their ambition.

As Fabrizio Romano said on Twitter when asked about FSG being ready to offer Mbappe huge money: “Rumours coming from who/where?! There’s nothing!”

Mbappe 2022?

Liverpool’s best chance of signing Mbappe is to wait until his terms run out in 2022 and hope that he sees Jurgen Klopp’s project as the most appealing.

TOPSHOT - France's forward Kylian Mbappe (R) scores a goal during the friendly football match between France and Wales at the Allianz Riviera Stadium in Nice, southern France on June 2, 2021 as part of the team's preparation for the upcoming 2020-2021 Euro football tournament.
TOPSHOT – France’s forward Kylian Mbappe (R) scores a goal during the friendly football match between France and Wales at the Allianz Riviera Stadium in Nice, southern France on June 2, 2021 as part of the team’s preparation for the upcoming 2020-2021 Euro football tournament. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)

As Marca says, Liverpool cannot match PSG’s ambition and financial firepower but as Klopp has shown, he doesn’t need the world’s best players to achieve greatness.

He’s turned the likes of Mo Salah, Virgil van Dijk and Trent Alexander-Arnold into world beaters and he would most likely guide Kylian Mbappe to a Balon d’Or or two.

Michael Mongie
Football Central Media Group founder, owner and editor.

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