Kylian Mbappe is one of the hottest properties on the transfer market with Arsenal, Manchester United and Real Madrid all linked with the striker.

Monaco are said to have already knocked back a number of record-breaking offers for the 18-year-old believed to be in excess of £100million.

However, French newspaper L'Equipe claim Liverpool are also in the hunt to sign the teenager.

And the report says Jurgen Klopp held talks with the France international's representatives last month in an attempt to get a deal done.

L'Equipe claim Klopp is promising Mbappe a starring role in Liverpool's squad and will use him as a focal point of the team.

The move would make sense with the Reds lacking an out-and-out striker following the demise of Daniel Sturridge this season.

Klopp has instead deployed Roberto Firmino and Divock Origi through the middle and Sturridge has been tipped to depart Anfield this summer.

The former Borussia Dortmund boss has also promised new signings, revealing last month a striker and winger would be a priority.

"We will bring in players, yes, of course. The squad will change in a few positions and we will still have young players," Klopp said.

"With the problems we had in January and February of course it was clear.

"The injury of Phil [Philippe Coutinho] in November, Sadio [Mane] not available in January, Danny Ings not in for a long time, Daniel Sturridge not at 100 per cent and then out.

"Should we have for this another striker, another winger? Yes, it felt like this in these moments."

L’Equipe also claim PSG made contact with Mbappe’s representatives but have been knocked back.

PSG sporting director Antero Henrique supposedly wants to meet Mbappe’s party in person to discuss a possible move.

"Should we have for this another striker, another winger? Yes, it felt like this in these moments."

Source: Daily Express

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This is so funny i nearly choked on my Coors light, we can’t even get the salah and vvd transfers over the line never mind the latest sensation in world football, a laughable report.


Okay, I might be in the minority but I must ask the question why? After the VvD disaster one would think getting a few well executed transfers under our belt would enhance our credibility BEFORE going after Mbappe! It seems to be the height of fantasy and wistfulness to make him our next high profile target. Is there an egg requirement on how much has to be on one’s face to constitute embarrassment, that we haven’t met? This isn’t a school yard where a show of bravado gets us some prestige. Real, Barca, PSG, ManC, etc, are all ahead of us in the queue, with resources we can only dream of. If Klopp doesn’t know something we don’t know, then this is an exercise in futility that could backfire and harm our chances for the entire summer!


It’s June and the transfer talk is at an all time high, especially given that some clubs have already signed players. The VVD transfer makes me think we have amateurs working in our transfer department. This season I’m going to try my level best to filter out and not pay attention to all the speculation and look at signings only when completed which is incredibly tough to do in these days.


I’m trying to ignore the reports too though as you say it’s difficult. If it’s not in the Echo I take reports with a pinch of salt. The only certainty it seems is that Solanki will be joining from Chelsea and though he is one for the future he is coming to the right club to improve his level. He certainly has the potential to be a formidable all round forward.