Respected journalist says Liverpool monitoring 27-goal ace they ‘held talks with’ recently

Kylian Mbappe’s Liverpool relationship has resurfaced “amid reports of his misfortune” in the French capital.

Pete O’Rourke now claims the Reds are monitoring the 27-goal striker, but a deal could prove difficult.

“Liverpool are also continuing to monitor the situation of Neymar’s team-mate Kylian Mbappe.

“Jürgen Klopp’s team held talks with him before signing a new PSG contract that runs until 2025, with an option for a further two years.

“However, the Anfield club are aware that it will be difficult to complete the deal due to the financial implications of a potential transfer.”

With Jude Bellingham highlighted as the club’s biggest target for the summer, it seems highly unlikely that the Merseysiders are ready to set aside £100 million or more for a World Cup winner.

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With Mbappe’s contract set to expire in 2025, there could be an opportunity for him to leave over the next year and a half, and suitors are certainly watching the situation closely as it develops.

The generational quality that the French player has to offer can certainly be appreciated, but as it stands, the forward line is not a priority for regeneration.

Cody Gakpo and Darwin Nunez should be brought into the January and summer transfer markets respectively and set to have bright futures at the club, while the likes of Luis Diaz and Diogo Jota are the ones who should be on the lookout for me. While we keep counting, we haven’t peaked yet… on the experiences of Mo Salah and Bobby Firmino.

With that in mind, midfield will be the focus at the end of the season, with potential for the backline if the funding stretches this far.

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