Liverpool are lining up a shock loan move for PSG star Kylian Mbappe this summer as the French giants look for a way to offload the 24-year-old, according to reports coming out of England.
The French giants were rocked by the news earlier in the summer that the Frenchman doesn’t want to exercise the extension option in his contract.
Having only penned fresh terms last summer, it means that Mbappe will be a free agent next summer, and the French champions want to rid themselves of the 24-year-old this summer instead, having left him out of their pre-season tour of Japan.
He has already rejected one lucrative offer to move to Saudi Arabian side Al-Hilal, who were offering a transfer fee of 300m euros as well as a salary of 700m euros across a one year contract.
Now, the Daily Mirror claim that Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool side have entered negotiations over a potential loan move for the Frenchman, which would allow PSG to rid themselves of him and recoup some money before he leaves for nothing next summer, with Real Madrid seemingly certain to be his destination.
It is reported that ‘the Reds have been encouraged by Mbappe’s respect’ for Liverpool, and that they are exploring ‘a one-year loan deal, which gets him out of Paris, will bring in cash for PSG and enables the 24-year-old striker to complete his dream move to Madrid.’
Liverpool have already signed Alexis Mac Allister and Dominik Szoboszlai in deals worth over £100m, and are thought to be closing in on a deal for Southampton’s Romeo Lavia as they look to bounce back from a disappointing 5th placed finish last season.
Should they be able to add Mbappe to an already impressive transfer window, they could find themselves challenging back at the very top come the end of next season.