Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly slapped a €200m (£173m) price tag on their star forward Kylian Mbappe as some of Europe’s elite clubs, including Liverpool, consider making their move.
The 22-year-old French World Cup winner has been back in the headlines this week after scoring a sensational Champions League hat-trick for his side in a stunning 4-1 win against Barcelona at the Nou Camp.
With Mbappe’s current contract with PSG set to expire at the end of next season his long-term future is far from certain.
And there is speculation PSG would consider letting the player go in a mega-money deal this summer in order to allow them to bring in Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi.
In order to do so it seems they would require a bid that would make it one of the most expensive transfer deals of all time.
The Reds are known to be long-term admirers of Mbappe, with manager Jurgen Klopp a huge fan of the player.
And while City’s interest has not been as strong, there is surely no doubt they would be monitoring the situation if Mbappe does become available.
Speaking following his superb performance in Tuesday’s thrashing of Barca, Mbappe refused to rule out a move in the near future.
He told reporters: “It would be stupid to decide my future on a single match.
“The truth is that it is about reflecting for the long term. I have always said that I am happy here. This sort of match makes me even happier.”
There is the prospect of a transfer tug-of-war taking place over the summer, and it will be intriguing to see how things develop from here as Mbappe continues to stake his claim as arguably the natural heir to Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo’s position as best player in the world.