Liverpool and Real Madrid Handed Kylian Mbappe Transfer Boost

Kylian Mbappe has reportedly asked to leave PSG
Kylian Mbappe has reportedly asked to leave PSG / John Berry/Getty Images

Kylian Mbappe has reportedly asked to leave Paris Saint-Germain once his contract expires next season, handing a major boost to Real Madrid and Liverpool.

Mbappe has been linked with a switch to a number of clubs as he inches closer to the end of his current PSG deal. The Reds are long-term admirers of the 22-year-old, while the LaLiga giants have reportedly been considering making a bid for the Frenchman since before the start of the summer transfer window.

The former Monaco star was expected to sign a new deal at the Parc Des Princes, but according to RMC sports journalist Daniel Riolo, Mbappe has asked to leave the club after "losing faith" in their project.

During a recent radio interview, Riolo said: "I know that Mbappe asked to leave. However, it is complicated because first, you have to find a club that has the money to pay him. But the news is that he really does not want to stay. The player does not believe in Leonardo's project.

"If he does not leave this summer, it will be for free next season. And in Doha [PSG's owners] they do not want to hear about it. If Mbappe expresses this desire to leave, it means that he will have to find a club. Then PSG will also need to look for a replacement. But yes, the news is that Mbappe does not want to stay at PSG."

Despite the rumours, PSG owner Nasser Al-Khelaifi has insisted that Mbappe will remain at the club and won't be leaving on a free. He told L'Equipe: "I will be very clear: Kylian Mbappe is going to stay at PSG, we will never sell him, and he will never leave for free."