Liverpool completing £107.4m move worries selling club as contract renewal talks called off by player

Liverpool are reportedly worrying PSG as they could sign Kylian Mbappe in what would be a damning move for the Ligue 1 side.

This week was a pivotal one in the career of young Mbappe as the 22-year-old missed the decisive penalty shootout as France crashed out of the European Championships Round of 16 against Switzerland.

The Frenchman has since been accused of having an ego and believing in his own hype as multiple reliable outlets in France claim he has ended negotiations over a new contract and will not reopen talks with PSG.

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)

RMC Sport now reports that the Ligue 1 giants are concerned that they could lose Mbappe to Real Madrid or Liverpool which they feel would damage the club’s reputation and harm their ambition.

I wrote an article on Saturday about Liverpool signing Mbappe this summer which would cost €125m [£107.4m], according to the reliable Mohamed Bouhafsi.

I mentioned that Gareth Bale leaving the Santiago Bernabeu in 2022 could give Madrid the ability to offer Mbappe massive wages as they would be removing his £600,000 per week wages from their salary bill.

PSG signed Kylian Mbappe from AS Monaco as part of a deal worth £166million so losing him for free next summer would constitute a massive failure and RMC Sport states that it would harm their ambition and reputation irreparably.

PARIS, FRANCE - FEBRUARY 22: Kylian Mbappe and Gianluigi Buffon arrive as Accor CEO Sebastien Bazin and Paris Saint-Germain President Nasser Al Khelaifi announce Accor as their new shirt sponsor at Parc des Princes on February 22, 2019 in Paris, France.
PARIS, FRANCE – FEBRUARY 22: Kylian Mbappe and Gianluigi Buffon arrive as Accor CEO Sebastien Bazin and Paris Saint-Germain President Nasser Al Khelaifi announce Accor as their new shirt sponsor at Parc des Princes on February 22, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Aurelien Meunier – PSG/PSG via Getty Images)

Transfermarkt values the French forward at €168 [£144m] but if Bouhafsi is correct and PSG would only demand €125m [£107.4m], there is a very slim chance a deal could be arranged for this summer.

But as I wrote yesterday, Liverpool should use Nike to subsidise a marquee move for the 22-year-old.

After PSG were beaten to the Ligue 1 title by Lille and were eliminated by Manchester City in the Champions League semi-final, Mbappe claimed he wants to join a team that can match his desire to win all the major trophies available.

The Parc des Princes side has seemingly responded to this by signing Georginio Wijnaldum, Gianluigi Donnarumma and Achraf Hakimi. They are also set to sign Sergio Ramos on a two-year deal.

Leipzig's Ibrahima Konate jumps for the ball with PSG's Kylian Mbappe (background) during the UEFA Champions League Group H second-leg football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and RB Leipzig at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, FRANCE . Paris Saint-Germain's French forward Kylian Mbappe (L) vies for the ball with Leipzig's French defender Ibrahima Konate during the UEFA Champions League Group H second-leg football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and RB Leipzig at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris on November 24, 2020.
Leipzig’s Ibrahima Konate jumps for the ball with PSG’s Kylian Mbappe (background) during the UEFA Champions League Group H second-leg football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and RB Leipzig at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, FRANCE . (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP) (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)

Liverpool signing Mbappe this summer would be incredible but unfortunately, it seems out of the realms of possibility considering that FSG never make big money moves without generating the funds from player sales first.

Given that it would require Liverpool to sell one of the front three to sign Mbappe this year, it seems likey that he will remain at PSG especially after president Nasser Al-Khelaifi said he will never leave the club.

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

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