Paris Saint-Germain may sell Kylian Mbappe for between €120m (£102m) and €150m (£128m) this summer if they can’t tie down the 22-year-old to a new contract, according to reports in the French media.
Currently, the France international will be able to speak to clubs in January about moving on a free transfer in 2022 when his current deal expires.
Real Madrid and Liverpool have been consistently linked with Mbappe over the past year, along with Manchester United, and the news of the price drop has got some supporters optimistic that a deal could happen:
Cheap for him go and get him and use Haaland as a decoy to land Mbappe behind the scenes!
— Steve 19 Lilly (@SteveKOPLilly) April 1, 2021
— Lucianofang 🌐 (@Lucianofang) April 1, 2021
What a price
— Joe🩸(On loan at Saka FC) (@sisenor_9) April 1, 2021
Mane plus £30 mil
— 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏴 (@Dchalky81) April 1, 2021
That’s a small price for such a talent. Would love to think it would happen but rightfully highly sceptical
— Brodiebradley (@brodiebradley) April 1, 2021
Ordinarily I’d agree about not paying so much so near to the end of a contract but in his case it’s a must. Someone will pay it and they’ll be justified in doing so. He’s that good and the chance to sign him soon needs to be taken!
— Simon Morris (@simonmorris79) April 2, 2021
We probably won't even have champions league next season so why would he want to join us
— Craig (@CraigYB1989) April 2, 2021
It. Is. Time. pic.twitter.com/fKSUGv5KYH
— George (@SeventySixRole) April 1, 2021
RedBird Capital’s recent £500m investment in Liverpool’s owners Fenway Sports Group could free up some funds to sign Mbappe but it is still a very long shot for two reasons.
Mbappe’s salary demands are likely to be astronomical while, as things stand, the Reds are unlikely to be in the Champions League next season unless they finish the campaign very strongly.