Liverpool determined to sign 21-year-old Ligue 1 superstar

It would cost £300m for any club to sign Kylian Mbappe from the Parisians next summer, according to a report. News emerged over the weekend claiming that France international has told Ligue 1 giants he plans to leave at the end of the campaign.

Kylian believes he would have a better opportunity of winning the UCL elsewhere. Man City could fund a move for Mbappe with the money they had set aside for Lionel Messi. Man City appeared to be genuine contenders for Messi’s signature when the Argentine superstar legend told the Blaugrana he wanted to leave in the summer.

However, Messi has since backed away from those wishes. The report claims Man City feel that the 21-year-old star would bring a similar level of global appeal, with the investment repaying itself from corporate income. However, signing the French superstar will not come on the cheap.

Reds already boast one of the best front-threes in world football with Bobby Firmino, Mo Salah and Sadio Mane thriving over the past few campaigns. But all three footballers are approaching the age of 30 and the Reds may consider tweaking their front-line next summer, particularly if they fail to defend their title this campaign.

Reds kicked off their 2020-21 title defence with a victory over newly-promoted Leeds United, but it was far from straightforward, with Liverpool needing to score four goals to earn the home win. Parisians, meanwhile, suffered a shock defeat to Lens in their season opener on Thursday. The World Cup winner was one of several PSG stars to miss the match after testing positive for covid.