Liverpool will feel emboldened in their desire to sign Kylian Mbappe as PSG seem resigned to losing the Frenchman either this summer or next, with the young forward discussing his contract.
According to Le Parisien, PSG sporting director Leonardo and owner Nasser Al-Khelaifi are increasingly frustrated by Mbappe’s refusal to sign a new contract that would keep him in the French capital for the long term.
They signed him for a fee believed to be in the region of £166m but are at risk of losing him for free next summer. It’s for this reason that Le Parisien now report that they are open to selling him at the end of the season in the region of €120m-€150m.
Adding to these reports, Mbappe himself has spoken about his contract, responding to questions about his future.
He said: “If [my contract talks] had progressed, I would have come to talk about it already. Of course, I will talk about it when I have made up my mind.
“The most important thing is to feel good where you are, and to have fun every day.”
Anfield Central has been told that Liverpool are desperate to be the side that lands Mbappe whether it’s this summer or next but understand that their financial limitations may cost them the chance to complete what could be the signing of the decade.
While it’s unclear whether or not Liverpool are prepared to pay as much as €120m (£102m) to sign the Frenchman but doing so would elevate the Reds and their chances of competing on all fronts next season.
He has 39 goal contributions in 32 Ligue 1 and Champions League fixtures this season, including the hattrick against Barcelona which helped PSG reach the quarter-finals.