Reports in Spain are suggesting Liverpool have had a €100m bid for Monaco wonderkid Kylian Mbappe turned down.
Mbappe is one of Europe’s most sought-after players this summer after a sterling campaign with Monaco, helping them claim the French title and reach the semi-finals of the Champions League.
Interest has come from clubs all over the continent, but one of the leading Spanish papers, Marca, is claiming that the Reds have offered a substantial bid to the French champions for the young striker.
Liverpool, we know, would take the 18-year-old in a heartbeat. But Marca claim that Jurgen Klopp has firmed up his interest with a ‘second bid’ of €100m (£88m).
The report insists, however, that: “Dmitri Rybolovlev, owner of the Ligue 1 team, doesn’t seem to have much intention of selling his striker and in any event, has always maintained that the starting price will go beyond the 114m euros that Manchester United paid for Paul Pogba last summer.”
It states that Monaco are more than happy to keep Mbappe if he wishes to stay, and that the player has told Rybolovlev that the only club he would leave the principality for is Real Madrid.
Arsenal are another Premier League club that have been strongly linked, with reports on Thursday suggesting The Gunners were ‘increasingly confident’ of landing the France international, writes the Liverpool Echo.
Wait and see, shall we?