Chelsea ‘want to HIJACK Liverpool’s sensational move for Kylian Mbappe with Blues ready to offer player-plus-cash deal to PSG’
- Chelsea seek to hijack Liverpool’s loan plan for star striker Kylian Mbappe
- The French star has told PSG he will not extend his contract which expires next June
- The French outfit are ready to allow their star striker out on loan next season
Chelsea are looking to hijack Liverpool talks with PSG over a sensational loan move for superstar striker Kylian Mbappe.
The Frenchman still has 12 months left on his contract at PSG, despite having informed the Ligue 1 champions that he has no intention of extending his stay at the club.
The London club are the latest to express an interest in the star as they seek to rebuild after a dismal 12th place finish in the 2022-23 Premier League campaign – according to the Daily Record.
Mbappe has been waiting for a dream move to Real Madrid but the club giants are unable to meet PSG’s high asking price of more than £200m.
They will instead choose to offer him a free transfer next summer.
Kylian Mbappe has been waiting for a dream move to Spanish giants Real Madrid but the club are unable to meet PSG’s high asking price of more than £200m.
Chelsea seek to hijack Liverpool talks with PSG over sensational loan move for superstar striker Kylian Mbappe as Mauricio Pochettino seeks to rebuild the Blues
The French star scored 191 goals in over 200 appearances for Ligue 1 champions PSG
Mbappe recently turned down a world record £259million offer from Saudi Pro League club Al-Hilal to join them for a season.
In the meantime, PSG are desperate to use their precious asset and are open to the idea of a loan if it comes with a fee.
According to The Daily Record, the 24-year-old is on a ‘loft’ list at PSG, alongside Georginio Wijnaldum and Julian Draxler as they look to cash in on the star.
Despite Al-Hilal’s world record offer, Mbappe refused any contract talks with the Saudi side. It is believed that a salary package with the club would have been worth the astonishing sum of £603m a year.
Liverpool’s offer looks particularly attractive for Mbappe as it gets him out of the Parc des Princes, earns money for PSG and allows the star to move to Madrid next year.
Mbappe has held talks with Liverpool in the past. In 2018, the Frenchman explained that “Liverpool is my mum’s favorite club, my mum loves Liverpool”.
The star has always had high praise for Jurgen Klopp’s side, although with Chelsea in contention it could start a fierce race for the 2022 World Cup Golden Boot winner.
The Frenchman still has a year left on his contract at PSG, although he has informed the Ligue 1 champions that he has no intention of extending his stay at the club beyond next June.
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“We talked a little, but not too much,” he told the Telegraph last year. ‘We talked a bit. I spoke to Liverpool because it’s my mum’s favorite club, my mum loves Liverpool.
“I don’t know why, you’ll have to ask him! They are a good club and we met them five years ago. When I was in Monaco, I met them. It’s a big club.
The French star has scored 191 goals in over 200 appearances for the Ligue 1 champions.
Mbappe, who scored a hat-trick in the World Cup final in December, would give an incredible boost to Liverpool’s already star-studded side with the likes of Darwin Nunez and Mohamed Salah.
However, with Chelsea keen to replace the number nine role at Stamford Bridge, the race for the French star would add a strong boost to either side.