Liverpool News

Liverpool Target Kylian Mbappe With PSG Star Out of Contract Next Summer

Liverpool want Mbappe next summer
Liverpool want Mbappe next summer / David Rogers/Getty Images

Liverpool reportedly want to sign Kylian Mbappe next summer when the Paris Saint-Germain star will be available on a free transfer.

Mbappe has been linked with an exit from PSG, with Real Madrid reportedly leading the race to sign him. The Reds have been interested in Mbappe since he was at Monaco, and could make a swoop for him next summer, according to the Transfer Window Podcast.

The podcast claims that Mbappe is "interested" in a deal with Jurgen Klopp's side, but the 22-year-old will be strongly pursued by Madrid if he is indeed available on a free next summer.

Speaking on the Transfer Window podcast, Ian McGarry said: "We know that Liverpool want to sign a striker and we reported before that Mbappe was someone who had a mutual interest in joining Liverpool as well as Liverpool signing him.

"Our understanding is while they cannot necessarily afford under FSG's management a transfer fee in the region of what Chelsea paid Romelu Lukaku which is around £98m, they certainly can afford a move for Mbappe under a freedom of contract when he will be out of his current deal with PSG.

"The wages will be very substantial. However, Mbappe is interested in making the move to Liverpool. It's something which Jurgen Klopp has a central role in with regards to Mbappe's respect and admiration for the German coach.

"As a single-minded and driven young individual he wants to develop his career rather than look at the financial aspects of what his next club or deal will be. We know that Real Madrid are interested in Mbappe as well. That will be an option for him.

"However, it is information reported to us that Liverpool are pursuing and indeed believe they have an opportunity in which they may well be able to get Mbappe for two or three seasons if they include a get out clause in his contract which would be signed under freedom of movement so Mbappe was in charge of his own future with regards to leaving Liverpool at the point when he wants to go. Therefore, his career plan for himself is one that he's completely in charge of."

Last week, Klopp commented on Manchester City, Manchester United, and Chelsea's budgets compared to his own, and lamented: "We are allowed to spend the money we earn... they obviously don’t have any limits."