Liverpool will finish second best in their race to sign Paris Saint-Germain superstar Kylian Mbappe, according to the latest reports.
The Reds have been heavily linked with the World Cup winner for some time now and has blossomed to become one of the best players in the world.
The 21-year-old is now a huge name in football as speculation mounts that he could be on his way out of the Parc des Princes in his pursuit to win the Champions League.
A report from the Spanish news outlet AS has claimed that Real Madrid are set to make an offer for the Frenchman as they look to completely revamp their squad, which could tempt Mbappe to move to Spain.
They added that Galacticos boss Zinedine Zidane will look to put up to 11 first-team players up for sale, which includes the likes of Gareth Bale, Marcelo, Luka Modric and James Rodriguez in an attempt to catch their arch-rivals Barcelona.
Will we sign Kylian Mbappe?
Le10Sport previously revealed that Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has been in touch with Mbappe’s father to convince him to make the switch from the French capital.
Mbappe has been a sensation for club and country, particularly this season, and has scored 37 goals in 47 appearances for PSG and France combined. This has helped take his career total to 104 at such a young age.
It is no surprise that we could be beaten to his signature. Although it could fragment our squad if he were to be in the same dressing room with the likes of Jordan Henderson and James Milner to contend with, earning $30m (£25m) in 2019 alone.
I’m pretty sure that we will not break our wage structure for the sake of one player to come through the door, as talented as he is.