PSG are so determined not to lose Kylian Mbappe this summer that they have been bizarrely tipped to let him run his contract down and leave on a free transfer.
Reports have claimed Liverpool have the funds to sign the France international, but Jurgen Klopp, who met the player’s family members in an bid to convince him to sign for the Reds back three summers ago, says they have “absolutely no chance” of signing the player.
However, Real Madrid continue to be strongly linked with his signature and it’s reported they are willing to go large this summer in a bid to lure him to the Bernabeu and convince PSG to sell.
But the Spanish giants’ very public courting of the 21-year-old has angered officials at the Ligue 1 giants and they are so determined to keep him out of Real’s clutches this summer that they will consider allowing him to run down his contract.
That’s according to AS, who bizarrely believe PSG won’t put pressure on the former Monaco man over his next deal and will take the chance on him leaving for free in summer 2022 when his current arrangement expires.
As per the report, that is a more preferred option than seeing him prised away by the Spanish giants now.
And the Daily Express suggests it is Jurgen Klopp’s side who could be the chief benefactors by the Ligue 1 side’s sudden change in stance.
Were it to come to a straight bidding war between Real and Liverpool then there would be no question that the Spanish giants would emerge victors.
However, the chance of landing the player on a free transfer would give Liverpool more than a fighting chance, especially given the player’s comments earlier this year.
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