Liverpool have reportedly held internal discussions over a stunning potential transfer deal that could see them swap Sadio Mane for Paris Saint-Germain superstar Kylian Mbappe, reports caughtoffside.com.
The Senegal international’s future at Anfield is seemingly the source of some concern at the club, Jurgen Klopp seeking a clearer sign of commitment from the player despite his current deal running until 2023.
It remains to be seen if there’s really that much to worry about, but thesun.co.uk claim it’s got Liverpool weighing up a potential deal to exchange Mane for PSG forward, Mbappe.
This would undoubtedly be a tremendous move by the Reds, even if fans won’t want to see a top performer like Mane leaving the club any time soon.
Few, however, could argue with the arrival of an elite talent like Mbappe, who is also much younger than Mane and who surely has a higher ceiling.
The France international has already had a fine career in just a few years of playing senior level football, winning Ligue 1 titles with PSG and Monaco, as well as the World Cup with the French national side in 2018.
Thesun.co.uk reports that Klopp has told the Liverpool hierarchy that even if Mane is contracted until 2023 he wants a firm answer on whether he is prepared to commit for longer.
Liverpool are on the point of tying down central defender Virgil Van Dijk to a new £250 million contract that will run till 2025 as revealed by SunSport.
He is expected to sign it once he and his side complete their march to the Premier League title with their season restarting in yesterday’s Merseyside derby.
That would put him on £220,000 a week and make him the highest-paid player in the club’s history.
Mane stands to make the same money if he puts pen to paper. But Real Madrid want him and he is also on Paris Saint Germain’s radar.
Klopp is determined to build on his success by adding major new names. But the name he would like to keep is Mane – and right now he is not sure if he can count on that.
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